A fountain opened

There's a fountain free

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [There's a fountain free]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a fountain free,
That avails for me,
And for ev’ry soul, in its need and guilt;
‘Tis the healing flood,
Of the precious blood,
That on Calvary was spilt.

Refrain:
Hallelujah, endless praises,
For the healing fountain’s crimson tide;
Hallelujah, endless praises,
To Christ the crucified.

2 Thro’ the ages long,
In a countless throng,
Have the sin stained souls in their need come nigh,
Yet that crimson tide,
From the wounded side,
Yet avails to purity. [Refrain]

3 There is cleansing pow’r,
There is help each hour,
For the heavy-laden, yet trusting soul,
Sin-sick one, today,
Will you make your way,
To this fount, and be made whole? [Refrain]

Source: The Tabernacle Hymns #133

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a fountain free
Title: A fountain opened
Author: Julia H. Johnston
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