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Come to the fountain

O come today to the fountain That flows for you and me

Author: I. Baltzell
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh, come today to the fountain,
That flows for you and for me;
Oh, come and drink of its waters,
They flow ever full and free.

Chorus:
Come to the clear flowing fountain,
Flowing for you and for me;
Drink of the life-giving fountain,
Its waters are pure and free.

2 Oh, sinner, burdened with sorrow,
How sweet the message to thee;
Oh, come today to the fountain,
That flows ever full and free. [Chorus]

3 Oh, sinner, look unto Jesus,
Who conquered death and the grave;
He bids you come to the fountain,
Its waters have pow'r to save. [Chorus]

4 Why will you wander in darkness,
Why to the world will you cling?
Oh, come and plunge in the fountain,
And you shall be free from sin. [Chorus]

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: a choice collection of songs and hymns for the Sunday school and other social services #17

Author: I. Baltzell

Baltzell, Isaiah. (near Frederick, Maryland, November 26, 1832--January 16, 1893, Frederick). He was educated in the common schools, and at New Windsor Academy, Carroll County, Maryland. In 1859 he married Cecilia Caroline James at Mountain Jackson, Virginia. Originally a Lutheran, he joined the United Brethren Church in 1847, was licensed to preach by the Virginia Conference in 1854, and ordained in 1856. In 1862 he joined the Pennsylvania Conference. He was presiding elder from 1875 to 1880, and from 1883 to 1889. He was a delegate to three General Conferences, and was a trustee of Otterbein University. In 1873 he was appointed by the General Conference a member of the committee to superintend the publication of Hymns for the Sanctuary. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O come today to the fountain That flows for you and me
Title: Come to the fountain
Author: I. Baltzell
Refrain First Line: Come to the clear flowing fountain
Copyright: Public Domain

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Heavenly Carols #d71

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Songs of the Kingdom #17

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The Standard Church Hymnal #331

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