O the Pure Cleansing Fountain

I will compass Thine altar with songs of thanksgiving

Author: Emma Pitt
Tune: [I will compass Thine altar with songs of thanksgiving]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I will compass Thine altar with songs of thanksgiving;
The incense of praises shall rise unto Thee;
With hands that are wash’d in the pure cleansing fountain,
With heart full of love for Thy pardon so free.

Oh, the pure cleansing fountain,
The free flowing fountain,
I will wash in the stream that is flowing for me;
It shall flow on forever
Like a bright shining river,
The fountain of mercy, so full and so free.

2 I have trusted in Thee, and I rest on Thy promise;
I build on Thy power with confidence sure;
My Rock of salvation is firm and abiding;
My heart knows no weakness Thy strength cannot cure. [Refrain]

3 I will publish to all the glad news of salvation;
Thy wonderful mercy my heart shall indite;
O refuge, so mighty! O help, that is cheering!
For the hour that is darkest Thy love is the light. [Refrain]

Source: Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #192

Author: Emma Pitt

Born: 1846, Maryland. Pitt was living in Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land, by 1880, and through at least 1910. She may have died be­fore 1920, as the daugh­ter with whom she was living in 1910 was on her own and still sin­gle in 1920. --www.hymntime.com Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I will compass Thine altar with songs of thanksgiving
Title: O the Pure Cleansing Fountain
Author: Emma Pitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, the pure cleansing fountain
Copyright: Public Domain



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Boundless Love #192

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