O Come Today to the Fountain

Author: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition of hymn singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilati… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O, come today to the fountain, Drawn from Immanuel's veins
Title: O Come Today to the Fountain
Author: John J. Overholt (1971)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come to the fountain of blood shed for thee
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright: Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #902
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