Flow, flow on life's broad stream

Flow, flow on life's broad stream

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Flow, flow on life's broad stream]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Flow, flow on life’s broad stream,
On where heav’n’s golden glories gleam;
Flow, flow, my soul, flow on,
God’s great love is hov’ring o’er thee.

Refrain:
Rest thee safe in His love,
On life’s turbulent river;
Flow, flow to love’s fathomless sea;
Haste to thy God, the Giver,
Flow on, flow on.

2 Flow, flow, my soul, flow on,
Day must break when the night is gone;
Flow, flow, thy bark shall be,
Night or day where God shall guide thee. [Refrain]

3 Flow, flow, the night is past,
Thy frail bark reaches home at last;
Safe, safe, thy song shall be,
O my soul, praise God thy Giver. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #130

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

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First Line: Flow, flow on life's broad stream
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Rest thee safe in his love
Copyright: Public Domain

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