We Know Not A Voice Of That River


We know not a voice of that river,
If vocal or silent it be,
Where forever and ever and ever
It flows to no sea.

More deep than the seas is that river,
More full than their manifold tides,
Where forever and ever and ever
It flows and abides.

O goodly the banks of that river,
O goodly the fruits that they bear,
Where forever and ever and ever
It flows and is fair.

For lo! on each bank of that river,
The tree that is life-giving grows,
Where forever and ever and ever
The pure river flows.

Amen.