To Eternity

The river of thy grace is flowing free

Author: Paul Rader
Tune: [The river of Thy grace is flowing free]
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 The river of Thy grace is flowing free,
We launch upon its depths to sail to Thee;
In the ocean of Thy love we soon shall be,
We are sailing to eternity.

Earthly joys cannot compare with all the glory,
When our longing eyes shall see Thy face;
We shall have Thy fellowship forever,
In the splendor of the throne of grace.

2 The breezes of Thy love are blowing free,
They tell Thy love to all humanity;
They are singing of the blood of Calvary,
Making white thro' all eternity. [Chorus]

3 Thy Spirit calls to all, Come home to-day;"
Come back and find the Savior while you may;
Find that Jesus is the Life, the Truth, the Way,
Leading, guiding to eternity. [Chorus]

Source: Tabernacle Hymns: Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #119

Author: Paul Rader

Rader was one of the most powerful evangelistic preachers of the early 20th Century. He described himself as an ex-bellboy, ex-cowboy, ex-prospector, ex-football player, and ex-pugilist. He was pastor of Moody Church in Chicago, Illinois (1915–21), and followed founder Albert Simpson as president of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (1920–23). He also founded the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle in 1922 and pastored it for 11 years. Rader wrote many Gospel song lyrics and a few tunes, and was instrumental in founding of the Tabernacle Publishing Company. Rader was a pioneer of Christian broadcasting, as well: In the early 1920’s, the beginning days of radio, station WBBM in Chicago, Illinois, closed every Sunday. Rader received… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The river of thy grace is flowing free
Title: To Eternity
Author: Paul Rader
Refrain First Line: Earthly joys cannot compare with all the glory
Copyright: Public Domain



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