62. The Beautiful River

1 The beautiful river, the life-giving river,
Will flow on eternal when worlds cease to move;
Its murmurings echo the praise of the Giver,
Who sends it to flow from the fountain of love.

O beautiful river,
In silvery bed!
Beside thy pure waters
The ransomed are led.

2 The gladdening plains and the valleys are telling
Of glory surrounding the evergreen shore;
Of wonderful music, in richness excelling,
Breathed back by the saints that have safely crossed o’er. [Refrain]

3 Oh, taste of this beautiful river now flowing
From out of the soul-saving fountain for thee!
Its name is salvation, on sinners bestowing
An undeserved pardon, eternal and free. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The beautiful river, the life-giving river
Title: The Beautiful River
Author: J. H. K.
Refrain First Line: O beautiful river, thy waters will ever
Publication Date: 1891
Topic: River of Life; Time and Eternity


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