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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Cleansing fountain

Behold a fountain, deep and wide, Behold its onward flow

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Behold a fountain deep and wide]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Behold a fountain deep and wide,
Behold its onward flow;
’Twas opened in the Savior’s side,
And cleanseth white as snow,
And cleanseth white as snow!

Come to this fountain!
’Tis flowing today;
And all who will may freely come,
And wash their sins away.

2. From Calvary’s cross, where Jesus died
In sorrow, pain, and woe;
Burst forth the wondrous crimson tide
That cleanseth white as snow,
That cleanseth white as snow! [Refrain]

3. Oh, may we all the healing power
Of that blest fountain know!
Trust only in the precious blood
That cleanseth white as snow,
That cleanseth white as snow! [Refrain]

4. And when at last the message comes,
And we are called to go,
Our trust shall still be in the blood
That cleanseth white as snow,
That cleanseth white as snow! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #892

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Behold a fountain, deep and wide, Behold its onward flow
Title: Cleansing fountain
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: As white as snow
Copyright: Public Domain



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