Beneath the Wave

Down beside the crystal waters

Author: Clara McAlister
Tune: [Down beside the crystal waters]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Down beside the crystal waters,
Led by Jesus, Lamb of God,
Gather now the saints to follow
Meekly in the path he trod.

Down in the waters’ depth,
Sinking ‘neath the crystal waves,
Buried with the Crucified,
Witness that Jesus Saves.

2 Sweet indeed are hymns of praises,
Sweeter still to please the Lord;
And our hearts with love are glowing
As we here obey his word. [Refrain]

3 We have died the death to evil,
To its follies bade adieu;
Now we’re buried with our Savior,
Raised to walk with him anew. [Refrain]

4 One in life and death with Jesus,
Let us of thy grace partake;
Help us keep our vows unbroken,
Till we in thy likeness wake. [Refrain]

Source: Truth in Song: for General Gospel Work #191

Author: Clara McAlister

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Down beside the crystal waters
Title: Beneath the Wave
Author: Clara McAlister
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Down in the waters' depth
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextAudioPage Scan

Truth in Song #191

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us