Fountain that never runs dry

Many weary years I vainly sought a spring

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Many weary years I vainly sought a spring]
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1 Many weary years I vainly sought a spring,
One that never would run dry;
Unavailing all that earth to me could bring,
Nothing seemed to satisfy.

Drinking at the Fountain that never runs dry,
Drinking at the Fountain of life am I;
Finding joy and pleasure
In abounding measure,
I am drinking at the Fountain of life.

2 Thro' the desert land of sin I roam no more,
For I find a living Spring,
And my cup of gladness now is running o'er,
Jesus is my Lord and King. [Chorus]

3 Here is sweet contentment as the days go by,
Here is holy peace and rest;
Here is consolation as the moments fly,
Here my heart is always blest. [Chorus]

4 Here I find a never-ending, sure supply,
While the endless ages roll;
To this healing Fountain I would ever fly,
There to bathe my weary soul. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #30

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

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First Line: Many weary years I vainly sought a spring
Title: Fountain that never runs dry
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Drinking at the fountain
Copyright: Public Domain


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