The open fountain

There's a precious fountain opened, for uncleanness

Author: James D. Vaughan
Tune: [There’s a precious fountain opened]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a precious fountain opened,
For uncleanness and for sin,
And the invitation given,
Only come and wash therein.

Oh! the precious blood of Jesus,
Fount of cleansing, full and free,
Come and wash and live forever,
It was shed for you and me.

2 Though your sins may be as scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow,
He who washes in this fountain
Shall its healing virtues know. [Refrain]

3 Oh! my friend why do you linger,
Wash in Calvary’s crimson wave,
Come now for there’s no repentance,
In the cold and silent grave. [Refrain]

4 Will you heed the invitation,
Come to Jesus, don’t delay,
Ere tomorrow death may claim you,
Oh, today’s salvation’s day. [Refrain]

5 When your dearest friends forsake you;
In your sorest want and need,
Then the sympathizing Jesus,
Will become a Friend indeed. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 2 #218

Author: James D. Vaughan

Vaughan, James D(avid); b. Dec. 14, 1864, between Lawrence Co. and Giles Co., TN; d. Feb. 9, 1941, Lawrenceburg, TN; music publisher, composer and compiler of gospel songs in shape notation Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a precious fountain opened, for uncleanness
Title: The open fountain
Author: James D. Vaughan
Refrain First Line: O the precious blood of Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



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Crowning Day No. 2 #218

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