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Bouck White

"Glad Refreshing River" (karaoke)

"Glad Refreshing River" (sheet music)


These our times are dry and sterile;

Life is like a desert bare.

But a stream arises, fertile,

Will the dearth and drought repair.

 

'Tis the stream of revolution

To purify the planet's sad pollution;

Red with the Martyr's contribution,

The blood-fed river of God.

 

Swiftly flows the current eager;

Naught can dam the swelling tide.

Springs that feed it are not meager,

Sweeping obstacles aside.

 

'Tis the stream of revolution

To purify the planet's sad pollution;

Red with the Martyr's contribution,

The blood-fed river of God.

 

Deep from fountain sources flowing

Issues forth the august stream,

Tyranny and greed o'erthrowing,

Sparkling bright with ruddy gleam.

 

'Tis the stream of revolution

To purify the planet's sad pollution;

Red with the Martyr's contribution,

The blood-fed river of God.

 

Flow thou, glad refreshing river;

Irrigate the parched plain;

From Sahara thirst deliver

Souls that seek and thirst in vain.

 

'Tis the stream of revolution

To purify the planet's sad pollution;

Red with the Martyr's contribution,

The blood-fed river of God.


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