Joys are flowing like a river

Joys are flowing like a river,
Since the Comforter has come;
He abides with us forever,
Makes the trusting heart His home.
  Blessed quietness, holy quietness—
  What assurance in my soul!
On the stormy sea He speaks peace to me.
    How the billows cease to roll!
Bringing life and health and gladness
All around, this heavenly Guest
Banished unbelief and sadness,
Changed our weariness to rest.
Like the rain that falls from heaven,
Like the sunlight from the sky,
So the Holy Ghost is given,
Coming to us from on high.
See a fruitful field is growing
Blessed fruits of righteousness,
And the streams of life are flowing
In the lonely wilderness.
What a wonderful salvation
Where we always see His face!
What a perfect habitation!
What a quiet resting place!
Amanda Nelsen

Bellingham, WA, United States

This is a wonderful song that shows that the Lord can be our Comforter if we let Him make home in our hearts.

Mac An Rothiach

Saskatchewan, Canada

How I adore hymns with nature metaphors! This is so pretty and peaceful. I again thank you for the music as I seek to learn this hymn this month.

Adenike Odunuga

Lagos, Nigeria

This song is melodious and its beautiful rhymes and unique composition make me like it. It is to me a prohetic song which I sing when things get disquiet and rough. There is blessed quietness when the Spirit of God takes over, when we go into the presence of God and leave our troubles behind us. His words are peaceful.