Scripture Verse

In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. Zechariah 13:1


William T. Dale (1845–1924)

Words: Will­iam T. Dale, in Pre­cious Jew­els, ed­it­ed by J. H. Les­lie & R. B. Ma­haf­fey (New York: C. M. Cady, 1878), page 79.

Music: O. A. Briggs (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Briggs’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Dale,


There is a fountain opened wide,
Whence streams of living waters flow;
’Twas opened when Immanuel died,
To cleanse from sin and save from woe.


Oh, precious fountain,
Oh, crimson fountain,
’Tis flowing free for you and me;
O come, and drink and live.

The dwellers of Je­ru­sa­lem,
The heirs of David’s royal line;
May to this sacred fountain come,
And wash away each guilty stain.


Here love, in one perpetual stream,
Descends to all of Ad­am’s race;
Let songs immortal swell the theme,
The wonders of redeeming grace.


Let Jew and Gentile blend their lays,
As down at Je­sus’ feet they fall;
High raise the song of rapturous praise,
And crown the Sav­ior Lord of all.