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Fountain of life

A fountain of life is opened wide

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [A fountain of life is opened wide]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A fountain of life is opened wide;
It flows, to sinners, a cleansing tide;
Its waters are free, it flows for me,
And I may drink and be satisfied.

Oh! that fountain flowing free,
Bursting forth from Calvary,
Where the guilty soul may flee,
And drink of the cleansing tide.

2 Its waters abundant are, and pure!
For sin and sorrow a perfect cure;
The lame and the blind may healing find,
And whoso drinketh shall thirst no more. [Chorus]

3 Its waters you freely may receive,
If you will only on Christ believe;
O brother, I pray you come today,
And take the water that Christ will give. [Chorus]

Source: Gold Tried in the Fire: suitable for church, Sunday school, revival meetings, missionary and rescue work #66

Author: William A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A fountain of life is opened wide
Title: Fountain of life
Author: William A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O that fountain flowing free
Copyright: Public Domain



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