Friday, April 14, 2006

There is a Fountain

There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel’s veins;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.
Lose all their guilty stains, lose all their guilty stains;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.

The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in his day;
And there have I, though vile as he, washed all my sins away.
Washed all my sins away, washed all my sins away;
And there have I, though vile as he, washed all my sins away.

Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood shall never lose its power,
Till all the ransomed church of God be saved, to sin no more.
Be saved, to sin no more, be saved, to sin no more;
Till all the ransomed church of God be saved, to sin no more.

E’er since, by faith, I saw the stream Thy flowing wounds supply,
Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.
And shall be till I die, and shall be till I die;
Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.

Then in a nobler, sweeter song, I’ll sing Thy power to save,
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue lies silent in the grave.
Lies silent in the grave, lies silent in the grave;
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue lies silent in the grave.

Lord, I believe Thou hast prepared, unworthy though I be,
For me a blood bought free reward, a golden harp for me!
’Tis strung and tuned for endless years, and formed by power divine,
To sound in God the Father’s ears no other name but Thine.

- William Cowper, 1772

6 comments:

Mrs.B. said...

One of my absolute favourite hymns!!! Thanks for posting the words! (o:

Jessica said...

What a wonderful hymn!

Ben Garrison said...

Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.
Then in a nobler, sweeter song, I’ll sing Thy power to save,
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue lies silent in the grave.


I like that. Interesting that the verses I've never heard are the ones I usually like the most.

Diane said...

Hi Susan, Came across your blog from Biblical Womenhood. My husband and I always say we are an old fashion family. From your profile it looks like you and I have a lot of the same likes. I look forward to checking out your blog on a regular basis.

Keep serving our Saviour!

Sherrin said...

Thanks for posting this! I am writing a post now with a link to it.

Susan said...

I'm glad so many other people like this hymn too :). It's long been one of my favorites. We got to sing it last night at our Good Friday service.

Those were the words I liked best too, Boy :). I had heard those, but not the last verse.

I'm glad you stopped by, Diane, and I hope you come back often :).

Thanks for linking to this, Sherrin. I enjoyed reading your post this morning. Always a good reminder to keep the gospel central!