Scripture Verse

Let anyone who is thirsty come—let anyone who wishes, take the water of life free of charge. Revelation 22:17

Introduction

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Julia H. Johnston
1849–1919

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 93.

Music: Am­a­zon Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of John­ston,

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Daniel B. Towner
1850–1919

Lyrics

We can­not live with­out it,
Naught else can sa­tis­fy;
We need the liv­ing wa­ter
That com­eth from on high.

Refrain

Oh, come and take the wa­ter
He offers you to­day!
For still the Sav­ior call­eth,
Why will ye go away?

The foun­tain ever flow­eth,
Refreshing, pure and free.
Enough for all who need it,
Enough for you and me.

Refrain

Whoever will, may take it,
For Christ the Sav­ior’s sake;
But none may know the bless­ing,
Who will not come and take.

Refrain