Tune: M. Mark Wynne, 1869
Lyrics: American Sunday School Psalmody, 1832
Meter: 7s Double (7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7)
Gently glides the stream of life
Oft along the flow'ry vale,
Or impetuous down the cliff,
Rushing, roars, when storms assail.
Life's an ever varied flood,
Always rolling toward its sea;
Slow, or quick, or mild or rude,
Tending to eternity.