"There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood"
by William Cowper, 1731-1800
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.123
1. There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Immanuel's veins,
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 have I, as vile as he,
Washed all my sins away.
3. Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood
Shall never lose its power
Till all the ransomed Church 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.
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.
Hymn #157 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Zech. 13:1
Author: William Cowper, 1771, cento
Composer: William Horsley, 1844
First Tune: "Horsley,"
Composer: Lowell Mason, 1830
Second Tune: "Cowper," second tune