1 I have come just now from the wayside well,
Where the Saviour sat in noontide ray,
And the words of peace from his lips that fell
I shall ne’er forget to my latest day.
I am the fountain of life, said he;
Come unto me, come unto me;
Who drinketh the water that I will give
Shall never, never thirst again.
2 As I stood and gazed on his earnest face,
How my faith went out to the love divine;
And the wondrous gift of his own free grace
He had kindly brought to a soul like mine. [Refrain]
3 O the joy that came, when in tears I spoke
Of a wasted life and a heart oppressed;
O the calm, sweet light from his eye that broke,
As he drew me into the ark of rest. [Refrain]
4 Is there one who longs at his feet to bow?
Is there one who longs of his love to tell?
Will you come, oh, come to the Saviour now?
He is waiting still by the wayside well. [Refrain]
Source: Melodious Sonnets #11
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Melodious Sonnets #11||The Fountain of Life||I have come just now from the wayside well||[I have come just now from the wayside well]||Lizzie Edwards||1885|
|Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #193||The Fountain of Life||I have come just now from the wayside well||[I have come just now from the wayside well]||Lizzie Edwards||1886|
|The Royal Fountain No.4: sacred songs and hymns for use in Sabbath-school or prayer meeting #53||I am the fountain of life||I have come just now from the wayside well||Fanny J. Crosby||1884|