Living water freely flowing

Representative Text

1 Living Water, freely-flowing,
Fount of gladness, life-bestowing,
Holy Spirit, O draw nigh,
While Thy name we magnify!

2 Full of grace from heaven Thou bendest,
And to lowest depths descendest;
Seeking, through a world of sin,
Souls whom Jesus died to win.

3 Where one contrite tear gives token
Of a heart by sorrow broken,
Breathing forth the breath of prayer,
O blest Spirit! Thou art there.

4 When the word of revelation
Glows with tidings of salvation,
Through the cross of Christ made known,
There Thy saving power is shown.

5 Where the mourner in his anguish
Lifts to God the eyes that languish;
When his spirit finds repose,
Comforter, from Thee it flows.

6 O Eternal Spirit! hear us;
Let Thy power and presence cheer us;
With Thy life our souls inspire;
With Thy love our bosoms fire.

7 By the Father sent from heaven,
By the Saviour's promise given,
Thee we claim, O Power Divine!
Come and make our hearts Thy shrine.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #166

Text Information

First Line: Living water freely flowing
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that c…

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