Precious stream

A stream from Calvary's summit rolls

Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Tune: [A stream from Calvary's summit rolls]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A stream from Calvary’s summit rolls,
Where all the weary, wand’ring souls,
And whosoever thirst today,
May drink, and find Christ precious.

Oh! precious Jesus, Rock for me,
Stream in a desert, boundless free;
I love to drink, and satisfy
My thirsting soul with Jesus.

2 That stream of living waters flows
Where oft the weary pilgrim goes,
He drinks, to quench his raging thirst,
And finds his Saviour precious. [Refrain]

3 Flow on, thou stream; oh, ceaseless flow,
‘Till every child of sin and woe
Hath plunged beneath thy cleansing tide,
And found the Saviour precious. [Refrain]

4 Oh! thoughtless soul, why longer wait?
Why trifle on the brink of fate?
That stream still flows for you and me,
Oh, come, and find Christ precious. [Refrain]

Source: The Ark of Praise #31

Author: Henry L. Gilmour

Born: January 19, 1836, Londonderry, Ireland. Died: May 20, 1920, Delair, New Jersey, after a buggy accident. Buried: Wenonah Cemetery, Mantua Township, New Jersey. Gilmour emigrated to America as a teenager. He started working as a painter, then served in the American civil war, where he was captured and spent several months in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. After the war, he became a dentist. In 1869, he moved to Wenonah, New Jersey, and helped found the Wenonah Methodist Church in 1885. For four decades, he directed the choir at the Pitman Grove Camp Meeting, and worked at camp meetings and revivals in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, and Ridgeview Park, Pennsylvania. His works include: The Silver Trumpet, with Kelso Carter (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A stream from Calvary's summit rolls
Title: Precious stream
Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Refrain First Line: O precious Jesus, Rock for me



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Heart and Life Songs #d3

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Songs of Triumph [with Supplement] #a15

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Songs of Triumph #15

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The Ark of Praise #31

The King's Praises No. 3 #d3

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The Silver Trumpet #128

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