1 The beautiful river, the life-giving river,
Will flow on eternal when worlds cease to move;
Its murmurings echo the praise of the Giver,
Who sends it to flow from the fountain of love.
O beautiful river,
In silvery bed!
Beside thy pure waters
The ransomed are led.
2 The gladdening plains and the valleys are telling
Of glory surrounding the evergreen shore;
Of wonderful music, in richness excelling,
Breathed back by the saints that have safely crossed o’er. [Refrain]
3 Oh, taste of this beautiful river now flowing
From out of the soul-saving fountain for thee!
Its name is salvation, on sinners bestowing
An undeserved pardon, eternal and free. [Refrain]
Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #62