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Hymn score of: Sweet was the hour, O Lord, to thee - The well of Sychar (Edward Denny/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Edward Denny, Hymns and Poems, 1870, part of page 37.

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Sweet was the hour, O Lord, to thee - The well of Sychar
(Edward Denny/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The well of Sychar.

1. Sweet was the hour, O Lord, to thee,
  at Sychar's lonely well,
when a poor outcast heard thee there
  thy great salvation tell.

2. Thither she came, but oh! her heart,
  all filled with earthly care,
dreamed not of thee, nor thought to find
  the Hope of Israel there.

3. Lord! 'twas thy power unseen that drew
  the stray one to that place,
in solitude to learn of thee
  the secrets of thy grace.

4. There Jacob's erring daughter found
  those streams unknown before,
the waterbrooks of life that make
  the weary thirst no more.

5. And, Lord, to us, as vile as she,
  thy gracious lips have told
that mystery of love, revealed
  at Jacob's well of old.

6. In spirit, Lord, we've sat with thee
  beside the springing well
of life and peace – and heard thee there
  its healing virtues tell.

7. Dead to the world, we dream no more
  of earthly pleasures now;
our deep, divine, unfailing spring
  of grace and glory thou!

8. No hope of rest in aught beside,
  no beauty, Lord, we see;
and, like Samaria's daughter, seek
  and find our all in thee.

Edward Denny, Hymns and Poems, 1870, 37-39.

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