Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).
Hymn 248 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.
THERE is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Emmanuel’s veins;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains.
The dying thief rejoiced to see
That fountain in his day;
And there may I, as vile as he,
Wash all my sins away.
Dear dying Lamb! Thy precious blood
Shall never lose its power,
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.
Then, in a nobler, sweeter song
I’ll sing Thy power to save,
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue
Lies silent in the grave.
Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)
Composer: William Gardiner (1770-1853)