Like a river, glorious

Like a river, glorious
  Is God’s perfect peace,
Over all victorious
  In its bright increase;
Perfect, yet it floweth
  Fuller every day,
Perfect, yet it groweth
  Deeper all the way.
  Stayed upon Christ Jesus,
Hearts are fully blest;
Finding, as He promised,
  Perfect peace and rest.
Hidden in the hollow
  Of His blessed hand,
Never foe can follow,
  Never traitor stand;
Not a surge of worry,
  Not a shade of care,
Not a blast of hurry
  Touch the spirit there.
Every joy or trial
  Falleth from above,
Traced upon our dial
  By the Sun of Love.
We may trust Him fully
  All for us to do;
They who trust Him wholly
  Find Him wholly true.
Duane G

Springfield, Oregon, United States

I am disappointed that the song has been changed. Originally it said "Staid upon Jehovah, Hearts are fully blessed."

I always thought the author meant to convey the idea of having our eyes fixed upon God.

When the word is changed to stayed instead of staid the possibility of that meaning is lost completely, in my opinion. By trying to remove an archaic word it seems to me the idea is lost. I could be wrong, of course.

Pastor Edward

Anaheim, California, United States

What a great memorable song. Like a River Glorious was my High School Anthem at Akosombo, Ghana. We sang Like A River Glorious in Chapel services. I remember the times of our annual School Speech and Prize Giving Days - just phenomenal. Indeed Jehovah's Love flows into our hearts Peacefully with His Divine Inspiration. After so many years, I learnt to play Like a River Glorious. Our sons fell in love with the hymn and our church sings it.

God is Awesome!

Leigh Powell

United Kingdom

When a person becomes a born again Christian, that person has peace with God, with the carnal mind, though still at enmity with God, now countered by the Holy Spirit who dwells in the born again Christian (Romans 5 verse 1, Romans chapter 8, and Romans chapter 5).

Todd Theurer

Des Plaines, IL, United States

In the third stanza of this beautiful song (which I thank you very much for providing its lyrics) . . . wouldn't it make more sense (not since -- haha! ) to say "Traced upon our dial by the SON (not SUN) of love" referring to Jesus Christ (who is the Son of God, and if God is Love then Jesus is also the SON of love), not the center of our solar system (SUN)?

If you agree with me, then please consider correcting this, even if the original text is SUN. Maybe they were thinking that Jesus shines love so intensely as our sun shines light so brightly.

Timothy proctor

Gulfport, Mississippi, United States

I think the song you're looking for is titled Peace is Like a flowing river.

Sandy Wolfe

SeaTac, Washington, United States

This coming Sunday is the 4th Sun of Advent; This Sunday we light the candle of "Peace" and this old hymn is very good for this great Peace our Lord gives.

Thank you for this site....

Sheelagh Hanly

Carrick On Shannon, Ireland

I have been trying to get a video or someone singing hymn called Like a River with the following words: Love is flowing like a river,

Flowing out of you and me,

Flowing down from the mountains

Like a river to the sea,

Love is flowing from you and me.

This hymn continues with peace and hope and love with the same basic verses.

I know the first two lines are similar to another Hymn called Love is flowing like a River and that is the one that keeps coming up when I search. If you can help me find this one above on video or with someone singing it I would appreciate it please.

Thanks in anticipation.

Sheelagh Hanly


Montgomery, TX, United States

On having my quiet time this morning, I suddenly realized some of the phrases from this hymn were going through my mind but I couldn't think of the name or anything more than those few words. I googled those along with "hymn" and I found this site. What a great tool! I'm very excited to find it. The hymns are gradually being forgotten and they are so rich in teaching and encouragement. Thank you!


Lagos, Nigeria

Thanks be to God for life and the event I'm passing through. Been stressed and have been going through life journey ignoring Him. Putting all in a balance I've come to realize that living with heaven in view matters and gives you unexplainable satisfaction in life. I've asked for forgiveness and I know He has heard. May His mercy and grace keep us in Him.


Austin, TX, United States

We may trust Him fully

All for us to do

They who trust Him wholly

Find Him wholly true.

Amen! Thank You, Lord that we may trust You wholly and find that You are wholly true!