There is a stream whose gentle flow

There is a stream whose gentle flow

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: WARD (Scottish)
Published in 96 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a stream whose gentle flow
Supplies the city of our God;
Life, love, and joy, still gliding through,
And wat’ring our divine abode.

Flow on silent river, flow on, flow forever!
Thy waters shall fail us never,
Flow, flow, flow!

2 That sacred stream, Thy holy Word,
Supports our faith, our fears controls;
Sweet peace Thy promises afford,
And give new strength to fainting souls. [Refrain]

3 Loud may the troubled ocean roar:
In sacred peace our souls abide;
While ev’ry nation, ev’ry shore
Trembles and dreads the swelling tide. [Refrain]

Source: Progressive Sunday School Songs #114

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is a stream whose gentle flow
Author: Isaac Watts



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A Liturgy for the New Church #d100

A Liturgy for the New Church. 3rd ed. #d100

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A Service Book: with a selection of tunes and hymns for Sabbath schools (6th ed.) #112

Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d297

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d297

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d281

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Gospel Hymns No. 5 #119

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #119

Gospel Praise Book #d258

Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d260

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #345

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Hymns for Public Worship #352

Hymns for Schools and Families #d478

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #328

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #412

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #412

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d233

New Standard Singer #d223

New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d227

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Notes of Praise #75


Progressive Sunday School Songs #114

Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d236

Sacred Lyrics #d140

Sacred Melodies #d256

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #35

Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #550

School Service Book #d41

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Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #148

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Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School #117c

Songs of Joy #d115

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Songs of the League #5

Templi Carmina #d246

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The American School Hymn Book #LXIV

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The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #LXIV

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d401

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The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book: with devotional exercises. (Rev. ed.) #77

The Canadian Hymnal #d298

The Canadian Hymnal #d369

The Canadian Hymnal #d370

The Christian Hymnal #d679

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The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #T10

The Christian Psalmist #d662

The Gem of Gems #d146

The Golden Harp #d329

The Good Old Songs #d535

The Harmoniad and Sacred Melodist #d130

The Imperial Harmony #d274

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The Little Seraph: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #17

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d264

The Modern Psalmist #d306

The National Psalmist #d196

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #T17

The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d235

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #196

The Ohio Harmonist #d69

The Olive Branch #d147

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The Palm: a collection of sacred music, for choirs, singing schools and conventions #115a

The Pilgrim's Harp #d241

The Praise #d285

The Psalmodist: a Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes #d223

The School Psalter #d283

The Singing Pilgrim #d172

The Tabernacle #d321

The Temple Harp #d331

The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d467

The Victory #d377

Wreath of Praise #d114

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Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #25

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