Not here, not here, not where the sparkling waters

Not here, not here, not where the sparkling waters

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Not here! not here! not where the sparkling waters]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Not here! not here! not where the sparkling waters
Fade into mocking sands as we draw near;
Where in the wilderness each footstep falters,
I shall be satisfied; but O, not here!
Not here where ev’ry dream of bliss deceives us,
Where the worn spirit never gains its goal;
Where haunted ever by the thought that grieves us
Across us floods of bitter mem’ry roll.

2 There is a land where ever pulse is thrilling
With rapture earth’s sojourners never know;
Where heav’n repose the weary heart is stilling
And peacefully life’s time-tossed current’s flow,
Far out of sight, while yet the flesh infolds us
Lies the fair country, where our hearts abide,
And of its bliss is naught more wondrous told us
Than these few words, “I shall be satisfied.”

3 Shall they be satisfied, the soul’s vague longings,
The aching void which nothing earthly fills?
O, what desires upon my soul are thronging
As I look upward to the heav’nly hills,
Thither my weak and weary steps are tending,
Saviour and Lord, with thy frail child abide;
Guide me t’wards home where all my wand’ring ending
I then shall see thee and be “satisfied.”

Source: On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #121

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, w… Go to person page >

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First Line: Not here, not here, not where the sparkling waters
Author: Fanny Crosby



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Hymns of the Ages: selections from Lyra Catholica, Germanica, Apostolica and Other Sources #d88
Joyful Songs; a choice collection of new Sunday School music #108Page Scan
On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #121TextAudioPage Scan
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #121Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #839Page Scan
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