Fountain of life

A fountain of life is opened wide

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [A fountain of life is opened wide]
Published in 3 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.

Chorus:
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 A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

Text Information

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

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