The Fountain Full and Free

Ho, every one that thirsteth, The fountain full and free

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Tune: [Ho! every one that thirsteth]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Ho! ev’ry one that thirsteth!
The fountain full and free,—
The fountain of salvation,—
Is flowing now for thee.
Come taste the living water;
Come, take the cup I give:
The gift is life eternal,—
Canst thou refuse to live?

Refrain:
Ho! ev’ry one that thirsteth!
The fountain full and free,—
The fountain of salvation,—
Is flowing now for thee.

2 Ho! ev’ry one that thirsteth!
With ready heart and hand
Accept the blessing offered,
Its value understand.
Lift up the voice in earnest,
And cry, forevermore:
Give me the living water,
That I may thirst no more. [Refrain]

3 Ho! ev’ry one that thirsteth!
The Spirit sayeth, Come,
The Bride unites her gentle voice,
And bids thee welcome home.
The spring of life eternal
Is opened her for thee,
The fountain of salvation
Is flowing full and free. [Refrain]

Source: Melodious Sonnets #54

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ho, every one that thirsteth, The fountain full and free
Title: The Fountain Full and Free
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

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Melodious Sonnets #54TextAudioPage Scan
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #236Page Scan
The Royal Fountain No.4: sacred songs and hymns for use in Sabbath-school or prayer meeting #73Page Scan



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