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I thirst, O, grant the waters pure

I thirst, O, grant the waters pure

Author: Frederica Bremer
Published in 2 hymnals

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I thirst!—O, grant the waters pure
Which they who drink shall thirst no more;
O give me of that living stream,
Which ever flows, with heavenly gleam,
Forth from the presence of our God,
Through fields by holy angels trod!

I thirst!—O bounteous Source of Truth,
Give coolness to my fevered youth;
Make the sick heart more strong and wise;
Take spectral visions from mine eyes;
O, let me quench my thirst in Thee,
And pure, and strong, and holy be!

I thirst!—O God, great Source of Love!
Infinite Life streams from above.
O, give one drop, and let me live!
The barren world has naught to give;
No solace have its streams for me;
I thirst alone for heaven and Thee.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #236

Author: Frederica Bremer

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First Line: I thirst, O, grant the waters pure
Author: Frederica Bremer

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #236

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #236

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