47. The gushing rill

1 Oh if for me the cup you fill,
Then fill it from the gushing rill,
With water pure and sparkling bright,
As clear as truth, and free as light.

Refrain:
Then if for me, the cup you fill,
O fill it from the gushing rill.

2 Speak not to me of ruby wine,
Of nectar cups and draughts divine,
The taste of bitter tears is there,
For those we love and hold most dear. [Refrain]

3 Give not to me the mantling brim,
Whose dancing bubbles gaily swim,
For in each shining crystal round,
A deadly lurking fiend is found. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Oh if for me the cup you fill
Title: The gushing rill
Refrain First Line: Then if for me
Publication Date: 1892
Topic: Temperance
Tune Information
Name: [O if for me the cup you fill]
Composer: W. T. Giffe



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