Tuesday Hymns: “Come to the Waters”

It is my goal on Tuesday to share God-centered hymns with you that have made an impact on my life, and hopefully will be a blessing to you, also. This past Sunday night we sang a hymn that was written by James Montgomery Boice in the year 2000 which became “his most beloved” hymn as his time on earth drew to a close. (It was first sung only six weeks before Dr. Boice’s death.) The hymn is sung to a beautiful tune by Paul S. Jones, and focuses on God’s grace that is poured out on us through Jesus Christ. It is found in Hymns for a Modern Reformation published by Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, and distributed through the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, and entitled, Come to the Waters

Come to the waters, whoever is thirsty; drink from the Fountain that never runs dry. Jesus, the Living One, offers you mercy, life more abundant in boundless supply.

Come to the River that flows through the city, forth from the throne of the Father and Son. Jesus the Savior says, “Come and drink deeply.” Drink from the pure, inexhaustible One.

Come to the Fountain without any money; buy what is given without any cost. Jesus, the gracious One, welcomes the weary; Jesus, the selfless One, died for the lost.

Come to the Well of unmerited favor; stretch out your hand; fill your cup to the brim. Jesus is such a compassionate Savior. Draw from the grace that flows freely from him.

Come to the Savior, the God of salvation. God has provided an end to sin’s strife. Why will you suffer the Law’s condemnation? Take the free gift of the water of life.


1 Comment

  1. Julia Sommer said,

    July 7, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Enjoyed! I always have a hymnal next to Bible.

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