I know a fountain deep and wide

I know a fountain deep and wide

Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Tune: [I know a fountain deep and wide]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I know a fountain deep and wide
Was opened for you and me
In David’s house for all unclean,
And now it’s flowing free;
It springs from out beneath God’s throne,
A stream as crystal clear;
The prophet’s eye foresaw its course,
And David sung it near.

For I know whom I have believ’d,
And am persuaded,
That he is able to keep
That which I’ve committed
Unto him against that day.”

2 I know that as it wound its way
Thro’ Bethlehem’s manger shade,
‘Mid quiv’ring earth, on Calvary’s hill,
It paused in love’s cascade;
But onward dash’d with crimson tinge
Made by the soldier’s spear;
No granite rock nor Roman seal
Could stop its grand career. [Refrain]

3 I know that still it sweeps along,
All aching hearts to fill;
And boldly mirrored on its breast,
Is “whosoever will!”
Oh, come and quench thy raging thirst;
Drink deep of life’s pure spring,
And in the darkest hour of life
Your happy soul will sing. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat: hymns new and old, for missionary and revival meetings, and sabbath-schools #32

Author: Henry L. Gilmour

Henry Lake Gilmour United Kingdom 1836-1920. Born at Londonderry, Ireland, he emigrated to America as a teenager, thinking he wanted to learn navigation. When he reached the U.S., he arrived in Philadelphia and decided to seek his fortune in America. He started working as a painter, then served in the American Civil War, where he was captured and spent several months in Libby Prison, Richmond, VA. He married Letitia Pauline Howard in 1858. After the war he trained as a dentist and did that for many years. In 1869 he moved to Wenonah, NJ, and helped found the Methodist church there in 1885. He served as Sunday school superintendent and, for four decades, directed the choir at the Pittman Grove Camp Meeting, also working as song leade… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I know a fountain deep and wide
Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Refrain First Line: For I know whom I have believed
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Silver Trumpet #91

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