There is a fountain filled with blood


There is a fountain filled with blood
drawn from Immanuel'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, though vile as he,
wash all my sins away.

O 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.


Words: William Cowper (1731-1800), 1771

MIDI: Martyrdom (Robert Archibald Smith, 1780-1829)

Meter: CM

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 081 Anglican Hymn Book 81 (Monk)  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 383 Cowper (Mason)  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 383 St. Agnes  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 383 Martyrdom  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 383 Martyrdom  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 171 Martyrdom  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 633 Walsall, Wiltshire  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 573 Wiltshire  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 289 Belmont  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 593 Martyrdom  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 593 Martyrdom  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 593 Martyrdom  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 593 Martyrdom  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 593 Martyrdom  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 593 Martyrdom  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 601 Crowle  
The English Hymnal, 1906 332 Windsor  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 778 Arlington, There is a Fountain  
The Hymnal 1916      
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 186 Arlington  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 543 Martyrdom  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
514 Martyrdom  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 766 There is a Fountain  
The Hymnal 1940      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950      
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955 133 Cowper (Mason)  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960      
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965      
The Hymn Book 1971 509 Crigglestone  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977      
The Hymnal 1982      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983      
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 144 Belmont, Stracathro  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996      
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999      
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 671 St. Mary  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000      
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000      

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