Go, Wash in the Stream

O have you not heard of a beautiful stream

Author: Richard Torrey (c. 1862, alt.)
Tune: THE BEAUTIFUL RIVER
Published in 73 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, have you not heard of that beautiful stream
that flows through the promised land?
Its waters gleam bright in the heavenly light,
and ripple o’er golden sand.

Refrain:
O seek that beautiful stream,
O seek that beautiful stream.
Its waters, so free, are flowing for thee,
O seek that beautiful stream.

2 Its fountains are deep and its waters are pure,
and sweet to the weary soul.
It flows from the throne of Jehovah alone!
O come where its bright waves roll. [Refrain]

3 This beautiful stream is the river of life!
It flows for all nations free!
A balm for each wound in its water is found;
O sinner, it flows for thee! [Refrain]

4 Oh, will you not drink of this beautiful stream,
and dwell on its peaceful shore?
The Spirit says: Come, all ye weary ones home,
and wander in sin no more. [Refrain]

1 Ich weiß einen Strom, dessen herrliche Flut
fließt wunderbar stille durchs Land,
doch strahlet und glänzt er wie feurige Glut,
wem ist dieses Wasser bekannt?

Refrain:
O Seele, ich bitte dich: Komm!
und such diesen herrlichen Strom!
Sein Wasser fließt frei und mächtiglich,
O Glaub’s, es fließet für dich!

2 Wohin dieser Strom sich nur immer ergießt,
da jubelt und jauchzet das Herz,
das nunmehr den köstlichsten Segen genießt,
erlöset von Sorgen und Schmerz. [Refrain]

3 Der Strom ist gar tief und sein Wasser ist klar,
es schmecket so lieblich und fein;
es heilet die Kranken und stärkt wunderbar,
ja machet die Unreinsten rein. [Refrain]

4 Wen dürstet, der komme und trinke sich satt,
so rufet der Geist und die Braut,
nur wer in dem Strome gewaschen sich hat,
das Angesicht Gottes einst schaut. [Refrain]

Source: Voices Together #668

Author: Richard Torrey

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Notes

This is a very different text from I’ll sing of that stream, of that beautiful stream.

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Hymnal #606

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The Cyber Hymnal #8314

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #252

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Voices Together #668

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