Scripture Verse

A fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity. Zechariah 13:1


Words: John Park­er, in Win­nowed Hymns, ed­it­ed by Charles C. Mc­Cabe & D. T. Mac­far­lan (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1873), num­ber 18.

Music: Si­las J. Vail (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Park­er or Vail (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The blood, the blood is all my plea,
Nor should a sinner wonder
For guilty stain and stinging pain
Hath torn my heart asunder!


But now I’m kneeling at the cross,
Washing in the crimson tide,
And cleansed, I tarry at the fountain,
Opened at my Sav­ior’s side.

I rest, I rest supremely blest,
Without a care to canker;
No gloomy night, my path is light,
My hope holds like an anchor.


My cup, my cup it runneth o’er,
With joy celestial brimming;
On wings of love I soar above,
His hallelujahs hymning.


The blood, the blood is all my song,
I have no bliss without it;
From every stain it makes me clean,
My life and lip shall shout it.