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Let the joy overflow

There's a clear fountain flowing

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [There's a clear fountain flowing]
Published in 14 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 There’s a clear fountain flowing
From the bright throne above,
And its waters are glowing
With the sunshine of love;
Take the blest consolation,
Which the Lord will bestow,
Take the cup of salvation -
Let the joy overflow.

Chorus:
O the joy!
With this wondrous salvation
Be our hearts all aglow;
O the joy!
Let the blessing run over,
And joy overflow.

2 Many hearts need the story—
Are athirst for His grace;
Go to them with His glory
Shining out from your face;
Tell of Jesus your Savior!
If His mercies you know,
Show the light of His favor—
Let the joy overflow. [Chorus]

3. Be our lives freely yielded
To the Savior’s command;
By His care ever shielded
And upheld by His hand;
In the pathways of sadness,
Sweetest lilies may grow;
Let us sow seeds of gladness—
Let the joy overflow. [Chorus]


Source: Tabernacle Hymns Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #109

Author: E. 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: There's a clear fountain flowing
Title: Let the joy overflow
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: O the joy
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4054
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Instances

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Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #199
The Cyber Hymnal #4054TextScoreAudio
Include 12 pre-1979 instances



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