1. Saviour, Thy goodness has melted my heart,
    For there is none like Thee.
From Thy sweet presence I would not depart,
    Precious Thou art to me.

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More of Thee, Lord, more of Thee,
    This my constant pray’r shall be.
I have tasted of Thy goodness
    Now I long for more, more of Thee.

2. Fountain of life which will never run dry,
    Freely I drink of Thee.
Only thy waters my need can supply,
    All else is vanity.
Refrain

3. Precious Lord Jesus, Thy presence I crave,
    Come and abide with me.
Thou from sin’s power art mighty to save,
    I hide myself in Thee.
Refrain

4. Lord in Thy bountiful love I will rest
    Through all life’s stormy seas.
Hasten the day when at last with the blest
    Thy dear face I will see.
Refrain

– based on The Desire of Ages, p. 187


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This song is based on the following paragraphs from The Desire of Ages, p. 187:

Jesus did not immediately answer the question in regard to Himself, but with solemn earnestness He said, “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”

He who seeks to quench his thirst at the fountains of this world will drink only to thirst again. Everywhere men are unsatisfied. They long for something to supply the need of the soul. Only One can meet that want. The need of the world, “The Desire of all nations,” is Christ. The divine grace which He alone can impart, is as living water, purifying, refreshing, and invigorating the soul.

Jesus did not convey the idea that merely one draft of the water of life would suffice the receiver. He who tastes of the love of Christ will continually long for more; but he seeks for nothing else. The riches, honors, and pleasures of the world do not attract him. The constant cry of his heart is, More of Thee. And He who reveals to the soul its necessity is waiting to satisfy its hunger and thirst. Every human resource and dependence will fail. The cisterns will be emptied, the pools become dry; but our Redeemer is an inexhaustible fountain. We may drink, and drink again, and ever find a fresh supply. He in whom Christ dwells has within himself the fountain of blessing,–“a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” From this source he may draw strength and grace sufficient for all his needs.

As Jesus spoke of the living water, the woman looked upon Him with wondering attention. He had aroused her interest, and awakened a desire for the gift of which He spoke. She perceived that it was not the water of Jacob’s well to which He referred; for of this she used continually, drinking, and thirsting again. “Sir,” she said, “give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.”

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