Scripture Verse

A pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 22:1


Words: Ri­chard Torr­ey, Jr., in The Sab­bath School Gem (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: H. V. De­gen & Son, 1864).

Music: Asa Hull (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Torr­ey (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Asa Hull (1828–1907)


O have you not heard of that beau­ti­ful stream
That flows through our Fa­ther’s land?
Its wa­ters gleam bright in the hea­ven­ly light,
And rip­ple o’er gold­en sand.


O seek that beau­ti­ful stream,
O seek that beau­ti­ful stream;
Its wa­ters, so free, are flow­ing for thee,
O seek that beau­ti­ful stream.

Its foun­tains are deep and its wa­ters are pure;
And sweet to the wea­ry soul;
It flows from the throne of Je­ho­vah alone!
O come where its bright waves roll.


This beau­ti­ful stream is the river of life!
It flows for all na­tions free!
A balm for each wound in its wa­ter is found;
O sin­ner, it flows for thee!


O will you not drink of this beau­ti­ful stream,
And dwell on its peace­ful shore?
The Spi­rit says, Come, all ye wea­ry ones, home,
And wan­der in sin no more.