CRASHING WATERS

CRASHING WATERS

Composer: William A. Cross
Published in 4 hymnals


Audio files: Recording

Composer: William A. Cross

William A. Cross is a United Church minister living in Winnepeg. Dianne Shapiro Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William A. Cross
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Incipit: 55431 43327 11232
Key: f minor

Texts

Crashing Waters at Creation


Crashing waters at creation,
ordered by the Spirit’s breath,
first to witness day’s beginning
from the brightness of night’s death.

Parting water stood and trembled
as the captives passed on through,
washing off the chains of bondage,
channel to a life made new.

Cleansing water once at Jordan
closed around the one foretold,
opened to reveal the glory
ever new and ever old.

Living water, never ending,
quench the thirst and flood the soul.
Wellspring, source of life eternal,
drench our dryness, make us whole.

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Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #476Text InfoAudio
Sing the Faith #2247
Singing the Faith #376
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #449
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