Blessed Be the Fountain

Blessed be the fountain of life today

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Blessed be the fountain of life today]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Blessed be the fountain of life today!
Flowing free, flowing free,
There the soul may wash all its guilt away,
In that fountain of life, flowing free!

Refrain:
Oh! the blessed fountain of life! freely flowing,
To that blessed fountain,
I’ll go and I’ll wash, and be clean.

2 Many have been cleansed in that fount of sin,
Flowing free, flowing free,
Many yet, will come, and will wash therein,
Blessed fountain of life, flowing free! [Refrain]

3 Linger not away from this fountain pure,
Flowing free, flowing free,
For the guilty soul ‘tis a wondrous cure,
Blessed fountain of life, flowing free! [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #9

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: Blessed be the fountain of life today
Title: Blessed Be the Fountain
Author: William A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O the blessed fountain of life!
Copyright: Public Domain

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Melodies of Love #160

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