Nearer the Fount

Nearer the fount of Jesus' love

Author: Josephine Pollard
Tune: [Nearer the fount of Jesus' love]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Nearer the fount of Jesus’ love,
peacefully, purely flowing,
Nearer the fount that gleams above,
Daily thro’ grace I’m going.

Nearer the fount,
Nearer the fount,
Nearer I come today,
Nearer the fount,
Nearer the fount,
To wash my sins away.

2 Calvary’s height no more shall be
Only a gloomy mountain,
While from its side there flows for me
Ever a cleansing fountain. [Refrain]

3 Jesus will lead me ev’ry day
Nearer the fount of blessing,
If for His guiding hand I pray,
All of my guilt confessing. [Refrain]

4 Jesus, who wept and bled and died,
Make all my pathway clearer,
Bring me at last o’er Jordan’s tide,
Nearer to Thee, yes, nearer. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #200

Author: Josephine Pollard

Josephine Pollard USA 1834-1892. Born at NYC, NY, one of seven children and daughter of an architect, she attended an exclusive girls school, Spingler Institute, and was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a founding member of the professional women’s club, Sorosis. She never married. She became an author, poet, and hymnist, writing many children’s books and for children’s magazines, including Harper’s, Scribner’s, and the New York Ledger. She wrote 44 books, mostly religious, for children, but also about history, birds, sports and games, and adventure stories. She also wrote 100+ hymn lyrics as well. She worked as an editor for the Sunday School Times and for the Methodist Book Concern, where she edited… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Nearer the fount of Jesus' love
Title: Nearer the Fount
Author: Josephine Pollard
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Nearer the fount
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs of the Kingdom #200

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