The Healing Waters

General Albert Osborn wrote the following words after being taken on a sight-seeing tour in New Zealand which included a spring which the locals believed had healing properties.

Divisional Music Director Ralph Pearce has provided the musical setting.


1.
When shall I come unto the healing waters?
Lifting my heart, I cry to thee my prayer.
Spirit of peace, my Comforter and healer,
In whom my springs are found, let my soul meet thee there.

Chorus
From a hill I know,
Healing waters, flow:
O rise, Immanuel's tide,
And my soul overflow!

2.
Wash from my hands the dust of earthly striving;
Take from my mind the stress of secret fear;
Cleanse thou the wounds from all but thee far hidden.
And when the waters flow let my healing appear.

3.
Light, life and love are in that healing fountain,
All I require to cleanse me and restore;
Flow through my soul, redeem its desert places,
And make a garden there for the Lord I adore.

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