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The stream of life

There's a stream flowing in peace

Author: Katharyn Bacon
Tune: [There's a stream flowing in peace]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. There’s a stream flowing in peace,
To the lost, bringing release,
If they drink of its waters so clear;
O then come, owning each sin,
And receive cleansing within—
O be saved while your Redeemer’s near.

Beautiful stream, flowing along,
Bringing peace to the millions in woe;
Beautiful stream, river of life,
To this stream, sinner, oh haste to go!

2. Lovely stream, river of life,
There you’ll find freedom from strife,
Precious balm for the weary alway;
If you shall hear to believe,
Pardoning grace you shall receive,
And thro’ Christ, gladness obtain for aye. [Refrain]

3. Stream of life, peaceful and blest,
Near thy flow may we all rest,
And from sin and its sorrows be free;
Till beyond death we shall meet,
There our Lord’s praise to repeat,
Thro’ a long happy eternity! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6347

Author: Katharyn Bacon

Katharyn Bacon was born in 1884 and lived in the hills of Tennessee. She liked books, flowers, garden and being close to nature. She was most likely married to George W. Bacon since a lot of her hymns appear in hymnals he edited. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a stream flowing in peace
Title: The stream of life
Author: Katharyn Bacon
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #6347
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The Cyber Hymnal #6347

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