O River of God

This is a short praise chorus from mid 20th century "Latter Rain Movement".

It was written by American Pentecostal movement pastor James Lee Beall (1924 - 2013) (ref), and set to tune composed by Frieda Campbell.

It is referred to in this newspaper article from 1967, and was published with no attribution in the 20th Century Folk Hymnal Volume 3 in 1976.



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Original recording:


Singer with backing track:


Singer with band, live performance:


Singer with piano:


Singer with electronic organ - early recording:


Instrumental:


Lyrics

Oh river of God, flow down on me.
Oh river of God, flow out from me.
Oh river of God, so rich and free,
Oh river of God, I come to Thee.

ABC Notation

X:1
T:River of God
C:Unknown
L:1/4
M:4/4
K:Dmaj
"D"z A A/2>G/2 F | (A2F2) | z A A ^G | "A7"G4 |
w:Oh ri-ver of God,_ flow down on me.
z B B/2>A/2 G | (B2G2) | z A A G | "D"F4 |
w:Oh ri-ver of God,_ flow out from me.
z A A/2>G/2 F | (A2F2) | "D7"z F G A | "G"G4 |
w:Oh ri-ver of God,_ so rich and free,
"E7"z d d/2>c/2 B | ("D"A2F2) | "A7"z G F E | "D"D4 |]
w:Oh ri-ver of God,_ I come to Thee.

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Oh river of God, flow down on me.
Oh river of God, flow out from me.
Oh river of God, so rich and free,
Oh river of God, I come to Thee.

6 comments:

  1. It was composed by Dr.charles William Doss

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    1. This is only a small part of a longer version of the song that he use to sing during the evangelistical crusades he held in my church in Malaysia in the early seventies. Hopefully, I can remember the lyrics and post it here later on a another day. God Bless

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  2. Thanks for commenting, Edward. Has it been published anywhere? Are there any sources that I could quote to make the link between this song and Dr Doss?

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  3. Hi I found this link to what Edward said above but not sure of attribution.
    https://youtu.be/yYrOtQA9l9w

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  4. Written by Pastor James Lee Beall of the Bethesda Missionary Temple in Detroit Michigan during the latter rain revival.

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  5. Blessings,I love this song is it copyrighted?

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