Living Fountain, Freely Flowing

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1 Living Fountain, freely flowing
In the sheen of heaven's day,
Grace and life on us bestowing,
Wash Thou all our sins away.

2 Fountain whence alone the living
Draw the life they boast as theirs,
By Thy grace, a gift whose giving
Life of life forever shares.

3 Who Thy mighty depths can measure?
Who can sound, with earthly line,
Thy profoundity of treasure,
Thy infinity divine.

4 They who quaff Thy wave shall never
Thirst again; for springing free
In their hearts, a fount forever,
Thou, to them, of life shalt be.

5 May we drink of Thee rejoicing,
Till on heaven's sinless shore,
We Thy virtues shall be voicing
With the blest for evermore.

Amen.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #593

Author: A. F. Rohr

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First Line: Living Fountain, freely flowing
Title: Living Fountain, Freely Flowing
Author: A. F. Rohr (1929)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1930.

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STUTTGART

STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that c…

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