O come to the fountain deep and broad

O come to the fountain deep and broad

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [O come to the fountain deep and broad]
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1 Oh, come to the fountain deep and broad,
That fountain filled with blood;
Whoever would know the love of God
Must plunge beneath that flood.

Refrain:
Oh, come to the fountain of cleansing,
Where penitent sinners may go;
Forsaking thy pride, plunge into the tide
That washes much whiter than snow.

2 The love of the Father fixed a plan,
A dying world to save;
He paid the whole debt of sinful man,
And liberates the slave. [Refrain]

3 It is through the blessed Son of God
We hear the gracious call;
Alone in his love the winepress trod,
And purchased peace for all. [Refrain]

4 Oh, wonderful, boundless, dying love,
That filled the fount for sin;
It opens the way to heav’n above,
And lets the sinner in. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #17

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: O come to the fountain deep and broad
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #17

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