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Tarry By the Living Waters

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1 We'll tarry by the living waters,
The fountain pure and free;
There Jesus waits to give us welcome,
A welcome sweet 'twill be.

We'll tarry by the living waters,
Tarry by the living waters;
Tarry by the living waters,
Tarry by the Fount of Life.

2 When weary with the toilsome journey,
'Tis sweet to rest awhile
Where crystal waters gently murmur,
And sunny fountains smile. [Chorus]

3 Then come to Christ, the living water,
Thy strength will he restore;
Come, taste the joy of his salvation,
And drink to thirst no more. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #206

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: We'll tarry by the living waters
Title: Tarry By the Living Waters
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christ in Song #d636

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Christ in Song #206

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Glorious Things in Sacred Song #69

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1242

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Joyful Greeting #47

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Notes of Praise #57

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Songs of Rejoicing #113

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The Gospel Song Sheaf #86

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The Portfolio of Sunday School Songs #72

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1214

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Words of Life #53

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