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The living fount is flowing now

The living fount is flowing now

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The living fount is flowing now]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The living fount is flowing now,
Lord, help me enter in;
The stream from Calv’ry’s sacred brow
Shall take away my sin.

Saviour, I am coming to the cleansing blood,
Coming where the healing waters flow;
Wash me in the crimson flood,
And I shall be whiter than the snow.

2 Thy kind, inviting voice I heard,
Thy Spirit drew me near;
Now may thy reassuring word
Speak comfort, peace and cheer. [Refrain]

3 Sweet Mercy meets me at the cross,
And breathes of love divine;
Lord, free my heart from sinful dross,
And make me wholly thine. [Refrain]

4 Dear Saviour, keep me every hour,
When tides of blessing pour;
And safe beneath the fountain’s pow’r,
I’ll praise thee more and more. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #173

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The living fount is flowing now
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Savior, I am coming



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Glorious Praise #173

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 #153

Songs of Praise and Power #d269

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