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There Is a Fountain

September 8th, 2014

There Is a Fountain incipit

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It’s been over a year since I released a new hymn tune; I’ve had this one sitting on the back burner for quite a while. This is a new tune to accompany William Cowper’s text, “There Is a Fountain.” It’s based on a simple pentatonic melody I wrote several years ago for an entirely different sort of project. If you know where this came from, you’re either a Peter Anglea super-fan (hi, mom) or a skilled googler (hint: see tune name). Either way, you should definitely leave a comment.

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 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.

Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood
Shall never lose its pow’r,
Till 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.

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.


Comments

  1. Jay says:

    Everytime (I mean every morning when I open my computer) I sing along with this song, I experience LSS… Is it possible that you make this for female solo, with hig-med-low options? also downloadable accompaniment?

    Thank you.

  2. Mo Han says:

    Thank you for this new tune! I hope to sing it tomorrow using English and Chinese lyrics. I wanted a fresh melody to keep it interesting for regular church people. Praise the Lord!


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