Drinking at the living fountain

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1 I have found a balm for all my woe,
Jesus is the living fountain;
I am full of joy, as Christ I know,
Drinking at the fount of life.

O the fount is Christ, in him believe,
Drinking at the living fountain;
All who come to him the life receive,
Jesus is the fount of life.

2 When I came to Jesus in my sin,
Bending at the living fountain;
Then he heard my pray'r and made me clean,
Cleansed me at the fount of life. [Chorus]

3 As I heard his voice so kind and sweet,
Sounding at the living fountain,
Then I wept and sang low at his feet,
Drinking at the fount of life. [Chorus]

4 To the fountain come, O come today,
Flowing is the living fountain;
If you come he'll wash your sins away,
Jesus is the fount of life. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #5

Author: P. P. Bilhorn

Pseudonyms: Irene Durfee; P. H. Rob­lin (a an­a­gram of his name). Bilhorn was born on Ju­ly 22, 1865 in Men­do­ta, Il­l­inois. His fam­i­ly name was orig­in­al­ly Pul­horn; it was changed by a judge in Ot­ta­wa, Il­linois, named Abra­ham Lin­coln. Peter and his bro­ther formed the Eu­re­ka Wa­gon and Carriage Works in Chi­ca­go, Il­linois. Lat­er, Pe­ter be­came in­volved in Gos­pel mu­sic and wrote some 2,000 Go­spel songs in his life­time. He al­so invent­ed a folding pump or­gan used at re­viv­als in the late 19th Cen­tu­ry, and found­ed the Bil­horn Fold­ing Or­gan Com­pa­ny in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. His evangelistic work took him into all the states of the Union, Great Britain, a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have found a balm for all my woe
Title: Drinking at the living fountain
Author: P. P. Bilhorn
Refrain First Line: O the fount is Christ



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #43

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Crowning Glory No. 1 #5

Perennial Songs #d82

Songs of Peace and Power #d80

Songs of the Soul No. 2 #d41

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Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #55

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Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s55

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d140

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