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

Introduction

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R. Kelso Carter
1849–1928

Words: R. Kel­so Car­ter, in The Sil­ver Trum­pet, ed­it­ed by Hen­ry L. Gil­mour & R. Nel­son Car­ter (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1886), num­ber 101.

Music: From Swa­nee Ri­ver, by Ste­phen C. Fos­ter, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Stephen C. Foster
1826–1864

Lyrics

Down at the cross, on Calv’ry’s mountain,
Where mercies flow,
I plunged in the redeeming fountain,
Washed whiter than the snow.
When nothing in the whole creation
Could purchase peace,
My Sav­ior brought His free sal­va­tion,
Gave me complete release.

Refrain

Brothers, won’t you hear the story?
See the fountain flow!
Oh, glo­ry in the highest, glo­ry!
Jesus saves me, this I know.

When lost in sin, my all I squandered,
Far from the fold;
My Sav­ior sought me where I wandered,
Gave me His wealth untold;
All bonds of sin and Satan rending,
Christ made me whole;
I’ll ne’er forget that joy transcending,
When Je­sus saved my soul.

Refrain

All round my way the sun is shining,
Darkness has fled:
On Je­sus’ breast I am reclining,
Daily by Him I’m fed.
My Lord has cast His robe around me,
No more I’ll roam;
The Shepherd of the sheep has found me,
Jesus has brought me home.

Refrain