Blessed River

Fresh from the throne of glory

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: [Fresh from the throne of glory] (Lowry)
Published in 41 hymnals

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1 Fresh from the throne of glory,
Bright in its crystal gleam,
Bursts out the living Fountain,
Swells on the living Stream.

Holy River, I would ever
Draw my life from thee;
Mighty River, I will never
Cease to sing of thee.

2 Stream full of life and gladness,
Spring of all health and peace,
No harps by thee hang silent,
Nor happy voices cease. [Refrain]

3 River of God, I greet thee,
Now not afar, but near;
My soul to thy still waters
Hastes in its thirstings here. [Refrain]

4 Jesus, the healing Fountain,
Fresh from the throne above,
Thou art the living water,
Thou art the stream of love. [Refrain]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #347

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fresh from the throne of glory
Title: Blessed River
Author: Horatius Bonar
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blessed river, let me ever
Copyright: Public Domain



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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #449

The Baptist Hymnal #243


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