The Water of Life

The water of life a clear crystal river

Author: S. V. R. Ford
Tune: [The water of life, a clear crystal river]
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: S. V. R. Ford

Born: 1835, Greenville, New York. Died: June 5, 1910, New York City. Son of Cyrus Earle and Amanda Hedden Ford, Stephen wrote several battle hymns during the American civil war which were sung by Union soldiers. He was a partner in a shirt and collar making company, Ide & Ford, in Troy, New York (1865-72). In his later years, he was known as an author, editor, composer and critic. He was living in Schenectady, New York, in 1908. His works include: Sunday-School Teaching (Hitchcock & Walden, 1868) Melodies for Little People (New York: Hunt and Eaton, 1891) The King’s Birthday: A Carol Service for Christmas (New York: Hunt and Eaton, 1893) The Stone Rolled Away: An Easter Missionary Service (Curts & Jennings, 1897)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The water of life a clear crystal river
Title: The Water of Life
Author: S. V. R. Ford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Pure water of life, blest water of life
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Pearls of Paradise #d74

Pearls of Paradise. Abridged ed. #d85

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The Epworth Hymnal No. 2 #207

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