What sacred fountain yonder springs

What sacred fountain yonder springs

Author: William J. Irons
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 What sacred Fountain yonder springs
Up from the throne of God,
And all our covenant blessings brings?
’Tis Jesus’ precious blood.

2 What mighty sum paid all my debt,
When I a bondman stood,
And hath my soul at freedom set?
’Tis Jesus’ precious blood.

3 What stream is that which sweeps away
My sins, just like a flood,
Nor lets one guilty blemish stay?
’Tis Jesus’ precious blood.

4 What voice is that which speaks for me
In heaven’s high court for good,
And from the curse hath set me free?
’Tis Jesus’ precious blood.

5 What theme, my soul, shall best employ
Thy harp before thy God,
And make all heaven to ring with joy?
’Tis Jesus’ precious blood.

Source: Faith Hymns (New ed.) #131

Author: William J. Irons

Irons, William Josiah, D.D., son of Joseph Irons, was born at Hoddesdon, Herts, Sep. 12, 1812, and educated at Queen's College, Oxford (B.A. 1833, D.D. 1854), and took Holy Orders 1835. In 1837 he became Incumbent of St. Peter's, Walworth, and was subsequently Vicar of Barkway, Incumbent of Brompton, Rector of Wadingham; and in 1872, Rector of St. Mary-Woolnoth, formerly held by his father's friend, John Newton. He was also Bampton Lecturer in 1870, and Prebendary of St. Paul's Cathedral. He died June 18, 1883. Dr. Irons took a somewhat prominent part in the ecclesiastical controversies of his day, and published extensively thereon in the form of Sermons, Letters, Pamphlets, &c. His important work, the Bampton Lectures, 1870, was on Christi… Go to person page >

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First Line: What sacred fountain yonder springs
Author: William J. Irons
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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