There's a fountain, precious fountain

There's a fountain, precious fountain

Author: John R. Sweney
Tune: [There's a fountain, precious fountain]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 There's a fountain, precious fountain,
Ever flowing deep and wide,
Opened once on Calvary's mountain,
In my dear Redeemer's side.
All who come in faith believing,
All who plunge beneath its wave,
Endless life are now receiving,
From the Lord who died to save.

Ever flowing, sweetly flowing;
Precious fountain, ever flowing full and free.
Ever flowing, sweetly flowing;
Precious fountain, ever flowing,
Yes, for me.

2 Precious fountain, mercy brought me,
Helpless, to its crimson stream;
On a desert wild she sought me,
Cheered me with her loving beam.
Precious fountain, I can never
Tell the peace its waves impart,
How it saves me, now and ever,
Fills with constant joy my heart. [Chorus]

3 In that fountain ye who languish,
'Neath the heavy chain you bear,
Plunge, and lose your weight of anguish;
Rise eternal life to share.
With a lowly contrite spirit,
Tell the Savior all your woe,
Plead in faith his gracious merit
He will wash you white as snow. [Chorus]

Source: Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #90

Author: John R. Sweney

John R. Sweney (1837-1899) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and exhibited musical abilities at an early age. At nineteen he was studying with a German music teacher, leading a choir and glee club, and performing at children’s entertainments. By twenty-two he was teaching at a school in Dover, Delaware. Soon thereafter, he was put in charge of the band of the Third Delaware Regiment of the Union Army for the duration of the Civil War. After the war, he became Professor of Music at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, and director of Sweney’s Cornet Band. He eventually earned Bachelor and Doctor of Music degrees at the Academy. Sweney began composing church music in 1871 and became well-known as a leader of large congregati… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's a fountain, precious fountain
Author: John R. Sweney
Refrain First Line: Ever flowing, sweetly flowing
Copyright: Public Domain


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