Water, pure water, that sparkles so bright

Water, pure water, that sparkles so bright

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: WATER, PURE WATER
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Water, pure water, that sparkles so bright,
Beautiful, fresh and free!
Falling from heaven like jewels of light,
Falling for you and me;
Fresh from the bountiful Giver of all,
Nothing so pure can be;
This is the song of the showers that fall
Over the lake and lea:

Chorus:
Drink water, pure water,
Drink water, pure water,
Drink, drink, drink,
Drink, drink, drink, drink,
Drink, drink, drink, drink, drink,
Drink pure water.

2 Water, pure water, for young and for old,
Poured by the hand divine;
Give me pure water so healthful and cold,
Fill up this cup of mine;
Sweet is the breath of the blossoming spring,
Kissed by the silver rain;
Gay is the song that the little birds sing
Over the hill and plain: [Chorus]

3 Water, pure water, yes this is the song,
This is the theme for you;
This is the drink for the youthful and strong,
Pure as the morning dew.
This is the gift from our Father's own hand,
In every land 'tis found;
This is the song of the temperance band
Echoed the world around: [Chorus]



Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1378

Author: F. E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Water, pure water, that sparkles so bright
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Drink water, pure water
Copyright: Public Domain

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