There Is a Fountain Lyrics

There Is a Fountain Lyrics

Hymn writer: William Cowper

There is a fountain filled with blood,
Drawn from Immanuel’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 pow’r,
Till all the ransomed church of God
Are safe, to sin no more:
Are safe, to sin no more,
Are safe, to sin no more;
Till all the ransomed church of God
Are safe, 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.

When this poor, lisping, stamm’ring tongue
Lies silent in the grave,
Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
I’ll sing Thy pow’r to save:
I’ll sing Thy pow’r to save,
I’ll sing Thy pow’r to save;
Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
I’ll sing Thy pow’r to save.

There Is a Fountain Hymn Story

William Cowper is the author of this hymn, “There Is a Fountain”. He composed this hymn in 1772.

Cowper was one of the finest English hymn writers and is mostly known for his contribution to the famous Olney Hymns. Olney Hymns was a collection of hymns that Cowper produced in collaboration with John Newton. He contributed sixty-eight hymn texts to this collection.

Most of the hymns that he composed were composed when he was suffering from chronic depression. And it is said it is because of this depression that influenced most of his hymns which often stressed the wrath of God…

William was initially trained to be a lawyer and was called to the bar in 1784 but never practiced law.

His bout of depression is said to have started when he was given an opportunity to become clerk for the House of Lords.

It is the pressure that he thought he would get from public scrutiny as a clerk of the House of Lords that triggered his depression bouts. It has been reported that he attempted suicide a couple of times.

William Cowper - There is a fountain hymn writer
William Cowper

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There Is a Fountain Hymn Video

A cool video featuring this beloved hymn, There is a fountain filled with blood.

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