Calvary's Stream is Flowing, the Song and the Story

Composer Eliza E. Hewitt Writes Calvary's Stream is Flowing



Calvary Christian Background
Eliza E. Hewitt (1851-1920) was a school teacher for many years, until an accident injured her spine and left her a partial invalid. Unable to continue with her first career choice, she decided to try her hand at hymn writing. She successfully wrote the lyrics for more than 75 songs. Several of her songs are still sung from hymnals today, such as Sunshine in My Soul, When We all get to Heaven, and Calvary's Stream is Flowing. Although Hewitt did write the music for some of her lyrics, most of the music was written by various other composers.

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921), well-known author, teacher and musician, and composer of Lord I'm Coming Home (See: Lord I'm Coming Home, the Story), composed the music for Hewitt's Calvary's Stream is Flowing.

Calvary's Stream is Flowing

From that dear cross where Jesus died,
Calvary's stream is flowing;
From bleeding hands and feet and side,
Calvary's stream is flowing.

Refrain:
Calvary's stream is flowing,
Calvary's stream is flowing;
Flowing so free for you and for me
Calvary's stream is flowing.

Come, wash the stain of sin away,
CCalvary's stream is flowing;
Come, while tis called salvation's day,
Calvary's stream is flowing.

Refrain

For every contrite, wounded soul,
Calvary's stream is flowing;
Step in just now, and be made whole,
Calvary's stream is flowing.

Refrain

For every weary, aching heart,
Calvary's stream is flowing;
A tender healing to impart,
Calvary's stream is flowing.

Refrain

With life and peace upon its tide,
Calvary's stream is flowing;
Sweet blessings down the ages glide,
Calvary's stream is flowing.

Refrain

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.”(I Peter 2:24)

Written by: Connie Ruth Christiansen

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