We know not a voice of that river

We know not a voice of that river

Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti
Tune: ACHNASHEEN
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 We know not a voice of that river,
If vocal or silent it be,
Where forever and ever and ever
It flows to no sea.

2 More deep than the seas is that river,
More full than their manifold tides,
Where forever and ever and ever
It flows and abides.

3 O goodly the banks of that river,
O goodly the fruits that they bear,
Where forever and ever and ever
It flows and is fair.

4 For lo! on each bank of that river,
The tree that is life-giving grows,
Where forever and ever and ever
The pure river flows.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal #432

Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti

Rossetti, Christina Georgina, daughter of Gabriel, and sister of Dante Gabriel and William Michael Rossetti, was born in London, Dec. 5, 1830, and received her education at home. Her published works include:— (1) Goblin Market, and Other Poems, 1862; (2) The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems, 1866 ; (3) Poems, mainly a reprint of Nos. 1 and 2, 1875; (4) A Pageant, and Other Poems, 1881, &c. In addition, Miss Rossetti has published several prose works, as:— Annus Domini (a book of prayers for every day in the year), 1874; Letter and Spirit of the Decalogue, 1883, and others. She has written very few hymns avowedly for church worship, but several centos have been compiled from her poems, and have passed into several hymn-books. The… Go to person page >

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Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti

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