Nothing But the Living Water

Representative Text

1 What can sweetly fill my soul?
Nothing but the living water;
What can all my thirst control?
Nothing but the living water.

Chorus:
O fountain full and free,
All, all, may drink of thee;
No other fount for me,
Nothing but the living water.

2 Clear as crystal from the throne,
Nothing but the living water;
Sweetly filling all his own,
Nothing but the living water. [Chorus]

3 Nothing can so satisfy,
Nothing but the living water;
Only fountain, never dry,
Nothing but the living water. [Chorus]

4 Pure and brimming to the brink,
Nothing but the living water;
Whosoever will, may drink,
Nothing but the living water. [Chorus]

5 Come, my brother, and partake,
Nothing but the living water;
Drink, O drink, for Jesus' sake,
Nothing but the living water. [Chorus]

6 Fountain open now for thee,
Nothing but the living water;
Come, O come, and drink with me,
Nothing but the living water. [Chorus]

Source: Songs of Free Grace #25

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What can sweetly fill my soul
Title: Nothing But the Living Water
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O fountain full and free
Publication Date: 1883
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Instances

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Hymns New and Old, No. 2: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #148Page Scan
Songs of Free Grace #25TextPage Scan
The Brethren Hymnody: with tunes for the sanctuary, Sunday-school, prayer meeting and home circle #253Page Scan
The Silver Trumpet: a collection of new and selected hymns; for use in public worship, revival services, prayer and social meetings, and Sunday schools #184Page Scan
The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #158Page Scan
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