616. The Springs of Salvation

1 The springs of salvation from Christ, the Rock, bursting
and flowing throughout all the world’s wilderness
bring life and salvation to those who are thirsting
to drink from this spring of salvation by grace;
as streams through the desert refresh the ground
and make land once barren with green abound,
the pow'r of his Spirit, our cold hearts o’erflowing,
renews us for service with lives bright and glowing.

2 “I’ll bless you, and you shall be set for a blessing!”
Thus said God, the Lord, to his servant of old;
O may we, in grace and in number increasing,
through work show our faith and in service be bold;
upon your truth founded, we shall not move,
let us ever follow, and fearless prove;
so shall we in doctrine, in word and behavior,
to ev'ryone witness that Christ is our Savior.

Text Information
First Line: The springs of salvation from Christ, the Rock
Title: The Springs of Salvation
Author: Frederick William Foster (1826, alt.)
Meter: Mixed
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Spread of the Gospel; Journey; Life in Christ (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Johann E. Schmidt (1704)
Meter: Mixed
Key: C Major
Source: C. Gregor Choralbuch (1784), alt.
Notes: 221 A in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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