Take the Water of Life

We cannot live without it

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We cannot live without it,
Naught else can satisfy;
We need the living water
That cometh from on high.

Oh, come and take the water
He offers you today!
For still the Savior calleth,
Why will ye go away?

1 The fountain ever floweth,
Refreshing, pure and free.
Enough for all who need it,
Enough for you and me. [Refrain]

3 Whoever will, may take it,
For Christ the Savior’s sake;
But none may know the blessing,
Who will not come and take. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8106

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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: We cannot live without it
Title: Take the Water of Life
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Oh, come and take the water
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8106
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The Cyber Hymnal #8106

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