1 Opened in the house of David,
For uncleanness and for sin,
Is a wondrous fount of healing,
Millions now have entered in.
Here the sin-sick, lost and wretched,
Here the halt and maim’d and blind,
Plunge into the living waters
And a perfect cleansing find.
Let the cleansing blood flow over thee,
It will surely all sufficient be;
Whiter than the snow it maketh thee,
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord.
2 Still there’s virtue in the fountain,
Still there’s healing in the blood;
Tho’ your sins be like a mountain,
Plunge into the crimson flood;
Sinking deeper in his mercy,
Ev’ry burden on him roll;
Then go forth to tell the story
A redeem’d and ransom’d soul. [Refrain]
3 Tho’ the love of God is boundless,
Tho’ his grace is full and free;
If you still reject his mercy,
Naught of good it brings to thee.
Unto all who will accept him,
Life and love are freely giv’n;
But to those who still reject him,
Banishment from Christ and heav’n. [Refrain]
Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by."
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