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Thirsting for a living spring

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Thirsting for a living spring,
Seeking for a higher home,
Resting where our souls must cling,
Trusting, hoping, Lord, we come.

Glorious hopes our spirit fill,
When we feel that Thou art near:
Father! then our fears are still,
Then the soul’s bright end is clear.

Life’s hard conflict we would win,
Read the meaning of life’s frown;
Change the thorn-bound wreath of sin
For the spirit’s starry crown.

Make us beautiful within
By Thy spirit’s holy light:
Guard us when our faith burns dim,
Father of all love and might!

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #5

Author: Frank P. Appleton

Appleton, F. P. In the American Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, two hymns are attributed to this author: (1) "The past yet lives in all its truth, O God." (Past and Present); (2) "Thirsting for a living spring," (Seeking Good). The latter is also in the Unitarian Book of Hymns, 1846, but anonymous. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thirsting for a living spring
Author: Frank P. Appleton
Copyright: Public Domain



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