Rivers of living water

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Rivers of living water,
  Rivers that flow from the throne,
Rivers o’erflowing with blessing,
  Coming from Jesus alone.
  Rivers of living water,
  Rivers of life so free,
Flowing from Thee, my Savior,
    Send now the rivers through me.
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Whoso is thirsty come hither,
  Here is abundant supply;
Water transparent as crystal,
  Come without money and buy.
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Cleanse me, oh, cleanse me, my Savior,
  Make me a channel today;
Empty me, fill me and use me,
  Teach me to trust and obey.
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Then, and then only, Lord Jesus,
  Through me the rivers can flow;
Thus and thus only will others
  Learn Thy great fulness to know.
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Now I surrender to Jesus,
  Here I lay all at His feet;
Anything, anywhere only,
  Just for His service made meet!
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Peter

United States

yaaaas this my fav


Amelia Wilde

San Antonio, Texas, United States

<3 I am cleansed yay


Sonia Jackson

Stoke Row, Oxon, United Kingdom

I have just come across this beautiful hymn and would like to use it in worship... does anyone know where a full music script is available - I don't seem to be able to find it in any of our hymnbooks!


Christine M. Cuffee

Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

There is a river of living water that is flowing through me. Lord, thanks for cleansing my soul. Amen.


Nelson Liu

Irvine, CA, United States

Praise the Lord for this river!


Andrew

Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Rivers flow out of His (Christ's) "belly" (or innermost being); springs well up in us. He, not the believer, is the source of all spiritual blessing.


Hudson

Wellington, New Zealand

After enjoying John 7:38, I remembered this lovely song. Praise the Lord we can sing joyfully to the Lord. Good to sing for morning revival.


Philip

London, United Kingdom

Cleanse by Your blood so that I can become a clean vessel for Your rivers of living water, unpolluted, crystal clear and quenching dying souls around me.


Rita

Kampala, Uganda

I love this song because there are rivers of living water, but we need to be cleansed and emptied then the rivers can flow. Praise the Lord. As the rivers flow we can surrender! and made useful for the building.

We need to understand that the emphasis of Hymns, #251 is not only on the river of water of life proceeding out of the throne, as seen in Revelation 22, but even more on the rivers of living water flowing out of us, as recorded in John's Gospel. John 7:38 says, "He who believes into Me.. .out of his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water." According to the Greek text, rivers in this verse is plural. Therefore, it is correct for Hymns, #251 to use rivers (plural). The river in Revelation 22 is the river that proceeds from the throne, and it is one river, whereas the rivers in John 7 are rivers that flow out of us, and they are many rivers.