There is a fountain filled with blood

1
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.
2
The dying thief rejoiced to see
  That fountain in his day;
And there may I, though vile as he,
  Wash all my sins away:
  Wash all my sins away,
  Wash all my sins away;
And there may I, though vile as he,
  Wash all my sins away.
3
Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood
  Shall never lose its power,
Till all the ransomed ones of God
  Be saved, to sin no more:
  Be saved, to sin no more,
  Be saved, to sin no more;
Till all the ransomed ones of God,
  Be saved to sin no more.
4
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.
5
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue
  Lies silent in the grave,
Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
  I’ll sing Thy power to save:
  I’ll sing Thy power to save,
  I’ll sing Thy power to save;
Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
  I’ll sing Thy power to save.
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Ruth Kampschroeder

I love this song. I heard it in church this am and it was wonderful.


Chris

Pennsylvania, United States

God awoke me before the sunrise. So thankful as He revived me through this ageless song and through the comments of my brothers and sisters all around the world. I'm so thankful I am a child in the family of God with you all. Thank You Lord Jesus.!


Toby

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

I played my trumpet in Church for the first time several weeks ago and this is the song that the Lord gave me to play. Hadn't heard it in years. Did I mention that it was played in a Roman Catholic Church? I was floored afterwards. An evangelical song about Christ's saving & cleansing Blood in a Catholic Church? Maranatha!!! Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!!


Ed Miranda

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Praise Him!! His precious blood shall never lose its power. This power is working in us all day to accomplish His desire in us, may we all give Him the liberty within us.


Anny

I love this song. It's common in our church as a song and it's so true God washes our sins away each time and it's a powerful song to get our church up shouting, clapping and singing over and over in one service.


Vincent Francis

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

I believe only the angels in heaven can record how many souls this 17th Century Hymn has blessed. The spirit of Bro. William Cowper will rejoice to see how the work of Jesus Christ at Calvary, His resurrection and ascension have been glorified and kept fresh in the mind of people of goodwill all over the world.


You of Africa

Songdo, Incheon, South Korea

11 years ago, this song took me to Jesus Christ. I love this song.

Now I am preparing to serve Africa, die for all African and their recovery. I am Korean. So the mission is easy to me and i'm very happy to be with it. Because our country had recovered from Japanese imperialism, poverty and darkness without gospel. Thanks America, your missionary saved many Koreans from the curse of hell.

Thanks this song and Will­iam Cow­per.


Sue Pembe

Mombasa, Kenya

According to the scripture that was given, the harps are indeed scriptural. Go read.


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

William Cowper suffered from deep depression for most of his life. In 1764 he found himself within the walls of an institution for the mentally ill. There in the asylum, William Cowper found Christ through reading the Bible.

Despite his emotional pain, or perhaps because of it, Cowper produced literature of amazing insight. He is still renowned in literary circles as on of England's greatest poets.

This hymn written about 1770 is based on Zechariah 13:1. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown and Norton

The original 5th verse is the same words, but reverse order of sentences:

Then in a nobler, sweeter song,

I'll sing Thy pow'r 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.

The beginning of the original 5th verse connected very well to the end of verse 4. This was followed by a final 6th verse:

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.

Many evangelicals probably do not like the 6th verse because of the "golden harp". Without the 6th verse, the original 5th verse would end the song with "lies silent in the grave". Not an uplifting way to end. So the sentence order in the 5th verse was reversed.

I like the revised song, but I like the original better. The 5th verse takes you low and the final verse fills you with a special hope. I also like that the verse 6 ending does not have the repeat. It makes for variety and a fitting conclusion. Besides, the overcoming Christians are given harps (I think symbolic, which is the meaning Cowper gives it also) in Rev. 15:2; 14:2; cf. 5:8.


Pamela

Ontario, Canada

This song has so much power in the words. United together in song across the nations singing one Name!! King of kings and Lord of lords.