Praise For the Fountain Opened

Melody - "Horsley", William Horsley, 1844; Both seq. by Richard Jordan
Melody - "Cowper", Lowell Mason, 1830

William Cowper, 1771, v. 1 - 7 from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 79

There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Emmanuel's veins,
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood
Loose all their guilty stains.

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

3. Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood
Shall never lose its pow'r
Till all the ransomed Church of God
Be saved, to sin no more.

4. 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.

5. Then in a nobler sweeter song
I'll sing thy pow'r to save
When this poor lisping stamm'ring tongue
Lies silent in the grave.

6. Lord, I believe thou hast prepared
(Unworthy though I be)
For me a blood-bought free reward,
A golden harp for me!

7. 'Tis strung, and tuned, for endless years,
And formed by pow'r divine;
To sound, in God the Father's ears,
No other name but thine.

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

*Authorship of verse 8 unknown.

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