From my spirit within flows a fountain of life

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From my spirit within flows a fountain of life—
  The Triune God flowing in me;
God the Father's the source, Christ the Son is the course,
  And the Spirit imparts life to me.
  Lord, I treasure the sweet flow of life,
  And my soul-life at last I lay down;
O Lord, deepen the pure flow of life;
    At Your coming may life be my crown.
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In the fresh, tender grass Jesus makes me lie down;
  He leads me by waters of rest;
No more struggle and strain; all self-effort is vain;
  In the flow I am perfectly blessed.
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Jesus called me one day to the Holiest Place,
  To live in His presence divine;
Hallelujah, I've heard an encouraging word:
  "Abide—you're a branch in the vine."
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Elisabeth

Pleasant Hill, Ca, United States

In the flow we are perfectly blessed! I was caused again to appreciate this hymn by listening to the last message of the 2007 summer training - we have the Triune God - the Father, Son, and Spirit - flowing within us! How we need to open to this flowing!!! Lord Jesus, continue flowing to the brothers and sisters for all of our time here!!!


F&R

Philippines

Oh! How sweet to stay in the flow. In the flow we have the triune God flowing richly. And the Triune God is flowing free. All we need is just to open ourselves and enjoy the Triune God in our SPIRIT!!!!


April

OKC, U.S.A.

I love this song because it reminds me of the precious sweet flow of life that I have come to experience and enjoy by being with the saints. Oh Lord, deepen the sweet flow of life! Keep us in this sweet flow of life!


Joy Kim

Fullerton, CA, U.S.A.

I enjoy the line "abide, you're a branch in the vine" from this hymn. A branch of a vine does not struggle to grow, nor to know something, nor to analyze its growth. It simply remains in the life flow and GROWS. All the vine must pay attention to doing is to make sure that it stays in the life flow. That is the only work we as branches in the True Vine should do. "No more struggle and strain; all self effort is vain; in the flow I am perfectly blessed." Too often I struggle to be a certain kind of Christian or a certain kind of church kid and sister. What I don't realize is that my struggling is blocking the life flow! It is this very life flow that will spontaneously cause me to be the Christian I struggled to be. We simply must hold to the fact that we are branches in the vine and by faith enjoy the flow in which we are blessed. "Lord, I treasure the sweet flow of life! O Lord, deepen the pure flow of life!"