Author: Charles E. Orr

In thy clear, transparent glow,
Peaceful, cleansing river,
In thy sparkling beauty flow
O’er my heart forever.

By thy shore, oh, let me be,
Soul refining river;
Ever let me drink of thee,
Thirst no more forever.

There is music in thy wave,
Calmest, purest river;
In thy waters let me bathe
Ever and forever.

In thy bosom’s crystal sea,
Gentle, tranquil river,
Let my spirit’s image be
Mirrored there forever.

There behold life’s fragrant tree
Blooming by the river;
’Neath its shade my walk shall be
Ever and forever.

Leave a Reply