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8981. The Royal Fountain

1 See where the living waters glide,
From David’s house they sweetly flow;
Who washes in the cleansing tide,
Is whiter than the driven snow.

Then come to the royal fountain,
Ever in its stream abide;
Come to the royal fountain,
Opened in the Savior’s side.

2 It flows an ever running stream,
Pure as the fountain of His grace,
Who died that He might thus redeem
The fallen sons of Adam’s race. [Refrain]

3 Down through the ages flowing wide,
Its virtue is today the same,
As when from out His piercèd side,
The mingled tide of being came. [Refrain]

4 Whoever will, may drink and live;
New life the healing draught inspires;
From those who nothing have to give,
The royal bounty naught requires. [Refrain]

5 All over Canaan’s godly land,
Where saints enjoy such sweet repose;
’Mid pastures green on every hand,
King David’s royal fountain flows. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: See where the living waters glide
Title: The Royal Fountain
Author: William Henry Clark
Refrain First Line: Then come to the royal fountain
Language: English
Source: Garlands of Praise (Philadelphia: Asa Hull, 1876)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [See where the living waters glide]
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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