There’s a Fountain Filled with Blood

We’ve sung this hymn a few times over the past months, and it has become one of my favorites! It speaks about the propitiating and expiating work of the blood that Christ shed in our place for our sins. A lot of hands tend to rise up in praise during this song, which still continually amazes me — how my church, full of young twenty-somethings, is so into the cutting edge worship music of the 18th century 🙂

There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel???s veins;And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.Lose all their guilty stains, lose all their guilty stains;And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in his day;And there have I, though vile as he, washed all my sins away.Washed all my sins away, washed all my sins away;And there have I, though vile as he, washed all my sins away.Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood shall never lose its powerTill all the ransomed church of God be saved, to sin no more.Be saved, to sin no more, be saved, to sin no more;Till all the ransomed church of God be saved, to sin no more.E???er since, by faith, I saw the stream Thy flowing wounds supply,Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.And shall be till I die, and shall be till I die;Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.Then in a nobler, sweeter song, I???ll sing Thy power to save,When this poor lisping, stammering tongue lies silent in the grave.Lies silent in the grave, lies silent in the grave;When this poor lisping, stammering tongue lies silent in the grave.Lord, I believe Thou hast prepared, unworthy though I be,For me a blood bought free reward, a golden harp for me!???Tis strung and tuned for endless years, and formed by power divine,To sound in God the Father???s ears no other name but Thine.

(Written by William Cowper in 1772)

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