To Calvary I Will Go

Down into the fountain I would deeper go

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [Down into the fountain I will humbly go]
Published in 21 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Down into the fountain I will humbly go;
Down into the fountain, making white as snow;
Though with sins of scarlet, and of crimson dyed,
I shall come up spotless from the saving tide.

To Calv’ry I will go,
The blessed Word I know,
The precious blood of Jesus cleanseth white as snow;
His voice is calling still
To “whosoever will,”
Down into the fountain I will humbly go.

2 Down into the fountain, deeper, deeper still,
Till the grace of Jesus all my being fill;
Till the Holy Spirit works the change divine,
Making “earthen vessels” with his glory shine. [Refrain]

3 Down into the fountain flowing from the cross,
Let the mighty currents sweep away all dross;
Ever there abiding thro’ his wondrous love,
Washed and cleansed forever for the feast above. [Refrain]

Source: Make Christ King: a selection of high class gospel music for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #218

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Down into the fountain I would deeper go
Title: To Calvary I Will Go
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: To Calvary I will go, the blessed Word I know
Copyright: Public Domain



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