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314. The River of Pleasure

1 Oh, drink of the river of pleasure,
A deep, living stream of delight;
The source of all blessings forever,
It flashes in heaven’s pure light.

Refrain:
Oh, drink of the river of pleasure and love,
I feel it so deep in my soul;
It gladdens the one who is born from above,
And maketh the wounded heart whole.

2 Oh, drink of the river of pleasure,
’Tis sparkling with joy for thy soul;
It flows in the bosom forever,
That’s given to Father’s control. [Refrain]

3 Oh, drink of the river of pleasure,
For thee it is flowing along;
Down from the bounteous Giver,
Its music a sweet, charming song. [Refrain]

4 Oh, drink of the river of pleasure,
And surely thy spirit shall know
Thy longing and thirsting are over,
Thy blessings forever shall flow.[Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Oh, drink of the river of pleasure
Title: The River of Pleasure
Author: Barney E. Warren (1891)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.11.8.11.8
Scripture: Psalm 36:8
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_River_of_Pleasure); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (92); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (405)
Refrain First Line: Oh, drink of the river of pleasure and love
Tune Information
Name: [Oh, drink of the river of pleasure]
Composer: Andrew L. Byers (1891)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.11.8.11.8
Key: G Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_River_of_Pleasure); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (92); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (405)



Media
MIDI file: The_River_of_Pleasure.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_River_of_Pleasure)




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