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Fountain of all the good we see

Full Text

1 Fountain of all the good we see
Streaming from Heav’n above,
Savior! our faith we act on Thee,
And exercise our love.

2 ’Tis not the outward food we eat
Doth this new strength afford,
’Tis Thou, whose presence makes it meat,
Thou the life-giving Word.

3 Man doth not live by bread alone,
Whate’er Thou wilt can feed;
Thy power converts the bread to stone,
And turns the stone to bread.

4 Thou art our food: we taste Thee now,
In Thee we move and breathe,
Our bodies’ only life art Thou,
And all besides is death!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10028

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fountain of all the good we see
Author: Charles Wesley

Tune

ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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The Cyber Hymnal #10028
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
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