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Flow on, thou sparkling river

Flow on, thou sparkling river

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Flow on, thou sparkling river]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Flow on, thou sparkling river,
Whose waters glad and free,
In all their tranquil beauty,
Out waiting eyes shall see,
Amid you cloudless region,
So lovely, bright, and fair;
Flow on, O sparkling river,
Our hearts and homes are there.

Flow onward peacefully,
Onward in thy beauty ever bright;
We are coming joyfully,
Coming to that land of pure delight.

2 Flow on, thou sparkling river,
Through summer’s endless day;
Thy fields are clad in verdure
That never knows decay;
The tree of life bends o’er thee
Its fruitful branches fair;
Flow on, thou sparkling river,
Our treasured ones are there. [Refrain]

3 Flow on, thou sparkling river,
Where He, our Saviour King,
Beyond the silent valley
His faithful ones will bring;
The cross laid down forever,
The crown we then shall wear,
Flow on, thou sparkling river,
Through grace we’ll soon be there. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #46

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Flow on, thou sparkling river
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Flow onward peacefully