Scripture Verse

Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17


Words: Charles We­sley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 866.

Music: Foun­tain of Grace W. C. Hall, in Joy Bells, ed­it­ed by Will­iam A. Og­den (To­le­do, Ohio: W. W. Whit­ney, 1878), num­ber 67 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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

Charles Wesley (1707–1788)


A foun­tain of life and of grace
In Christ our Re­deem­er we see;
For us who His of­fers em­brace,
For all it is op­en and free!
Jehovah Him­self doth in­vite
To drink of His plea­sures un­known,
The streams of im­mor­tal de­light,
That flow from His hea­ven­ly throne.

As soon as in Him we be­lieve,
By faith of His Spi­rit we take,
And free­ly for­giv­en, re­ceive
The mer­cy for Je­sus’ sake;
We gain a pure drop of His love,
The life of eter­ni­ty know,
Angelical hap­pi­ness prove,
And wit­ness a hea­ven below.