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Hymn: 'Twas on a sultry summer's day (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: 'Twas on a sultry summer's day

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 8s and 6s


Hymn Number: 268

Page Number: 265, click to see hymnal pages


'Twas on a sultry summer's day,

When faint and weary with the way,

And by the heat oppress'd,

I stooped to taste the rippling rill

That wound around the sunny hill,

Where I had lean'd to rest.

Recruited by the cooling drop,

I hastened to the mountain top,

To view the plain below;

And wished my power the stream could swell,

To those who in a region dwell,

Where no such waters flow.

So have I oft, when nigh despair,

Oppress'd with guilt, and worn with care,

Reclined on Zion's hill;

And there did I my strength renew,

And draughts of living water drew

From many a chrystal rill.

O Christians spread these cooling streams,

Wide as the sun's enlivening beams,

That all their power may prove;

Your's are the means, be your's the will,

To send to all from Zion's Hill,

Rivers of joy and love.