Blest Jesus, source of grace divineAuthor: Philip Doddridge
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1. Blest Jesus, source of grace divine,
What soul-refreshing streams are Thine,
O bring these healing waters nigh,
Or we must droop, and fall, and die.
2. No traveler through desert lands,
’Midst scorching suns and burning sands,
More needs the current to obtain,
Or to enjoy refreshing rain.
3. Our longing souls aloud would sing,
Spring up, celestial fountain, spring;
To an abundant river flow,
And cheer this thirsty land below.
4. May this blest river near my side
Through all the desert gently glide;
Then in Immanuel’s land above,
Spread to a sea of joy and love.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #536
Blest Jesus, Source of grace divine. P. Doddridge. [The Water of Life.] This hymn is No. 88 in the Doddridge manuscript, where it is undated. In J. Orton's edition of Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 221, it is given in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, with a text slightly differing from the D.MSS. It is also in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839. Its most popular form is that given to it early in the century in some American Unitarian collections:— "Blest Spirit, Source of grace divine." In this form it is in the Unitarian Hymn [and Tune] Book, Boston, 18G8, and other hymnals.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #536||Blest Jesus, Source of Grace Divine||Blest Jesus, source of grace divine||VESTAL||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||LM||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures</cite>, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)|