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Come to the Royal Fountain

See where the living waters glide

Author: William H. Clark
Tune: [See where the living waters glide]
Published in 11 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 See where the living waters glide,
From David’s house they sweetly flow;
Who washes in the cleansing tide,
Is whiter than the driven snow.

Then come to the royal fountain,
Ever in its stream abide;
Come to the royal fountain,
Opened in the Savior’s side.

2 It flows an ever running stream,
Pure as the fountain of His grace,
Who died that He might thus redeem
The fallen sons of Adam’s race. [Refrain]

3 Down through the ages flowing wide,
Its virtue is today the same,
As when from out His piercèd side,
The mingled tide of being came. [Refrain]

4 Whoever will, may drink and live;
New life the healing draught inspires;
From those who nothing have to give,
The royal bounty naught requires. [Refrain]

5 All over Canaan’s godly land,
Where saints enjoy such sweet repose;
’Mid pastures green on every hand,
King David’s royal fountain flows. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8981

Author: William H. Clark

Clark, William Henry. (Racine, Wisconsin, April 8, 1854--November 8, 1925, Rome, New York). Free Methodist. In his infancy, his parents returned to their former home in New York State, where his mother soon died, and his father married a close friend of hers, who forecast, after William's conversion in 1873, that one day he would be a bishop. He served the Susquehanna Conference of his denomination as a pastor and district superintendent from 1876 until 1919, when his stepmother's prediction came true. Meanwhile, he had been a member of the joint commission of the Free and Wesleyan Methodist Churches which compiled the Hymnal of 1910, and contributed some items to it. He died in office, requesting no eulogy at his funeral. --Arlene Clyde… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: See where the living waters glide
Title: Come to the Royal Fountain
Author: William H. Clark
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then come to the royal fountain
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8981
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The Cyber Hymnal #8981

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