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River of Eden

From the throne flows a wondrous stream

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [From the throne flows a wondrous stream]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 From the throne flows a wondrous stream,
On its waters the love lights gleam;
God the Father his mercy shows,
By the river which ever flows.

Flow! Flow!
River of Eden fair and bright;
On! On!
bearing a message from the throne of light;
God is love! God is love!
This is a message the river bears
From the throne above.

2 Clear as crystal the water flows,
Bearing blessings for human woes,
Balm for heartaches and peace for strife,
Health for all from the tree of life. [Chorus]

3 Blessed river! Flow on, flow on!
Bear your message from God the Son,
Unto all of your waters give,
Till all nations shall drink and live. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #51

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: From the throne flows a wondrous stream
Title: River of Eden
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Flow, flow, river of Eden



New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #239
The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #51


Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Adult Bible Class Hymnal No. 1 #d24

Gloria in Excelsis #d42

Hymns of Worship and Songs of the Gospel #d78

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #239

The Campers Hymnal, Songs for the Out-of-Doors #d30

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The Voice of Praise #51

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