Come, Drink a River Pure and Clear

New Jerusalem

Here is the first verse of a song that I appreciate (all the words, music, testimonies). The writer and many I know who sing this song heartily experience some spiritual reality of New Jerusalem.

Drink! A river pure and clear that’s flowing from the throne;
Eat! The tree of life with fruits abundant, richly grown;
Look! No need of lamp nor sun nor moon to keep it bright, for
__Here there is no night!

The four lines above reflect four phrases in Revelation 21–22 about New Jerusalem.

And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its street. (22:1)
And on this side and on that side of the river was the tree of life, producing twelve fruits, yielding its fruit each month. (22:2)
The city has no need of the sun or of the moon that they should shine in it, for the glory of God illumined it. (21:23)
There will be no night there. (21:25)

The chorus of the song is Revelation 22:17:

Do come, oh, do come,
Says Spirit and the Bride:
Do come, oh, do come,
Let him that heareth, cry.
Do come, oh, do come,
Let him who thirsts and will
__Take freely the water of life!

The key to entering experiences portrayed in this song is “come.” In John 7:37-39 Jesus says, “Come to Me and drink.” In John 4:10 Jesus tells us to ask Him and He will give us a drink. Come to Jesus and simply tell Him, Lord, I am one who thirsts and I want to take the water. I open to You. Please give me living water to drink. Every day we can come and ask Jesus for living water.

A related post by Tom at Holding to Truth in Love:
Speak to Christ the Rock to Drink the Spirit as the Water of Life!

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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  1. I love this song! Many times I sing the chorus, “I come, oh, I come!” – this is the secret. Lord, we come! We just come to You – give us to drink! Flow into our being as a river of living water!

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  2. I agree. It’s good to change the generality of “Do come” to the practicality of “I come” or “we come.”

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  3. Julio Castellanos

     /  November 16, 2013

    Yes all we need to do is come. That’s our only requirement! Very simple. Amen Lord

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