Living Water!

"Living water!" O how sweet

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 "Living water!" O how sweet,
Living water mine;
O how precious are the words,
From the lips divine.

Chorus:
"Living water!" thirsty soul, thirsty soul,
You may ask, you may ask of me;
"Living water!" I will give, I will give,
Freely unto thee.

2 "Living water!" in these words
There is life to me;
As a dying one I come,
Looking unto thee. [Chorus]

3 "Living water!" O how sweet,
From the lips of love;
Gently on my list'ning ear,
Falling from above. [Chorus]

Source: Songs of Rejoicing: a collection of new songs for the Sunday-school #9

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

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First Line: "Living water!" O how sweet
Title: Living Water!
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Refrain First Line: "Living water!" thirsty soul, thirsty soul

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Songs of Rejoicing #9

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Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #195

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