Roots by the River

  I am a tree, with roots by
The river of living water,
Trials still may come
But they end in victory;
And even in the wilderness
When there’s no hope at all,
I have roots by the river of the Lord.
When the scorching sun arrives,
My leaves won’t wither and die,
I have roots by the river of the Lord.

Hope, BC, Canada

This song always reminds me of my Dad who had a life of roots by the river.

When he passed away one of the brothers sharing about his life compared him to a palm tree that could handle the scorching heat and still be in resurrection because he was always full of living water. He got up early every morning and got living water and supplied so many people every day. I miss him and want to be one who also is full of living water. It’s more like him in the Spanish version since he ministered so much to all the Spanish speaking.

Grace Lee

Anaheim, CA, United States

Je 17:7 Blessed is the man who trusts in Jehovah / And whose trust Jehovah is.

Je 17:8 And he will be like a tree transplanted beside water, / Which sends out its roots by a stream, / And will not be afraid when heat comes; / For its leaves remain flourishing, / And it will not be anxious in the year of drought / And will not cease to bear fruit.

Alan Lee

San Jose, CA, United States

Jeremiah 17:8 turned into song! Thanks for the song writer and composer!

Joshua Chang

Chino Hills, CA, United States

Lord, keep my roots always by the river of living waters! Thank You that even when there is no hope at all, we can always have our roots by the river of the Lord!


SJ, CA, United States

I've seen a second verse for this song:

I am tree with roots

by the river of living water.

In His house, serene,

I'm full of sap and green,

And as this stream flows out through me,

Abundant fruit I see.

I have roots by the river of the Lord.

As I send forth deeper root,

My branches bear upward fruit,

I have roots by the river of the Lord.


Lord, cause our roots yo grow deeper and deeper everyday...

Isaac Estrada

Austin, TX, United States

Who has roots by the river?

I have roots by the river! The river of LIVING water!!


Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Thank you Lord that we have roots by the Lord 🙏😀


Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Thank You Lord that I am a tree with roots by the living water


Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands