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

Pollard, Josephine, born in New York, circa 1840, is the author of (1) "I stood outside the gate" (Lent), (2) "Joy-bells ringing, Children singing" (Joy) in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Nearer the fount of Jesus' love
Title: Nearer the Fount
Author: Josephine Pollard
Refrain First Line: Nearer the fount


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Songs of the Kingdom #200

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