Free Waters

There's a fountain free, 'tis for you and me

Author: M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [There's a fountain free, 'tis for you and me]
Published in 43 hymnals

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1 There’s a fountain free, ’tis for you and me:
Let us haste, oh, haste to its brink;
’Tis the fount of love from the Source above,
And He bids us all freely drink.

Will you come to the fountain free?
Will you come? 'tis for you and me;
Thirsty soul, hear the welcome call,
’Tis a fountain open'd for all.

2 There’s a living stream, with a crystal gleam,
From the throne of life now it flows;
While the waters roll let the weary soul
Hear the call that forth freely goes. [Chorus]

3 There's a living well and its waters swell,
And eternal life they can give;
And we joyful sing, ever spring, oh, spring,
As we haste to drink and to live. [Chorus]

4 There’s a Rock that’s cleft and no soul is left
That may not its pure waters share;
’Tis for you and me, and its stream I see,
Let us hasten joyfully there. [Chorus]

Source: The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #212

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a fountain free, 'tis for you and me
Title: Free Waters
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Will you come to the fountain free?
Copyright: Public Domain



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