The Springs of Salvation from Christ the Rock Bursting   1 comment

St. Mark's, Dalton

Above:  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Dalton, Georgia, January 31, 2010

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Words (1826) by Frederick William Foster (1760-1835)

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923)

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1.  The springs of salvation from Christ the Rock bursting,

And flowing through his wilderness

Refresh and enliven His heritage thirsting,

Abundant are the showers of grace;

As rain over streaming the parched ground,

With plenty now teeming, spreads verdure round,

The promised blessing its influence diffuses,

And fruit, to the husbandman grateful, produces.

2.  “I’ll bless thee and thou shalt be set for a blessing,”

Thus saith the Lord, “to all around;”

Oh, may we, in grace, and in love abound;

Upon Thy grace founded immovably,

And rooted and grounded in love to Thee;

Thus shall we in doctrine, in word and behavior,

To others of life unto life prove a savor.

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