Precious Stream

A stream from Calvary's summit rolls

Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Tune: [A stream from Calvary's summit rolls]
Published in 7 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

Henry Lake Gilmour United Kingdom 1836-1920. Born at Londonderry, Ireland, he emigrated to America as a teenager, thinking he wanted to learn navigation. When he reached the U.S., he arrived in Philadelphia and decided to seek his fortune in America. 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, VA. He married Letitia Pauline Howard in 1858. After the war he trained as a dentist and did that for many years. In 1869 he moved to Wenonah, NJ, and helped found the Methodist church there in 1885. He served as Sunday school superintendent and, for four decades, directed the choir at the Pittman Grove Camp Meeting, also working as song leade… Go to person page >

Text Information

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



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

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 Quartet #363

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The Silver Trumpet #128

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