Jesus is the only Fountain

Jesus is the only Fountain

Author: William A. Burch
Tune: [Jesus is the only fountain]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Jesus is the only fountain
Of the life that cannot end;
You must perish!--cease forever!
If you make not him your friend.

Of eternal life Christ is the giver,
Sound out these tidings to earth's farthest shore;
"Length of days for ever and ever,"
"Equal to the angels," to die no more!

2 As a father children pities,
So does God in whom we trust;
For he knows our frame's frail tenure,
And remembers we are dust. [Refrain]

3 "Swifter than a weaver's shuttle,"
Pass thy days in rapid flight;
Hast thou faced the solemn question,
"Have I hope beyond death's night?" [Refrain]

4 Soon thy days will all be numbered,
Haste to seek the life beyond!
Endless as th' eternal ages,
To God's message now respond! [Refrain]

5 See the vapor, quickly passing,
Or the dew, at early morn!
These the symbols of life's measure,
Thou wast only mortal born. [Refrain]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #181

Author: William A. Burch

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Text Information

First Line: Jesus is the only Fountain
Author: William A. Burch
Refrain First Line: Of eternal life, Christ is the giver
Copyright: Public Domain


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