The River of Life

They sing of a river whose value and worth

Author: D. N. Howe
Tune: [They sing of a river whose value and worth]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 They sing of a river whose value and worth
Exceeds richest treasure or gem,
Whose flowing is unto the ends of the earth,
Whose mission the ransom of men.

Refrain:
The river of life,
The river of life,
The river of life,
Is flowing for you,
Is flowing for you,
Is flowing for me.
The river of life
Is flowing for all.

2 They tell us the bliss of that life giving stream,
Whose waters are rivers of love;
But is it not better to taste than to dream
Of raptures of Canaan above? [Refrain]

3 They say that this river of healing is free
To all who will wash and be whole;
But it is not wiser for each one to see
This river of life in his soul? [Refrain]

4 What joy to the hearts now immersed in the stream
That flows from our Savior’s own side;
They feel that in them dwells this heavenly theme—
They’re filled with the bliss of that tide. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12818

Author: D. N. Howe

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Text Information

First Line: They sing of a river whose value and worth
Title: The River of Life
Author: D. N. Howe
Refrain First Line: The river of life
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12818
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #12818

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