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Praise for the Fountain Opened (Zech. 13:1)

Olney Hymns, by William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York

There is a fountain fill'd with bloodDrawn from Emmanuel's veins;And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,Lose all their guilty stains.

The dying thief rejoiced to seeThat fountain in his day;And there have I, as vile as he,Wash'd all my sins away.

Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious bloodShall never lose its power,Till all the ransom'd church of GodBe saved, to sin no more.

E'er since, by faith, I saw the streamThy 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 tongueLies silent in the grave.

Lord I believe Thou hast prepared(Unworthy though I be)For me a blood-bought free reward,A golden harp for me!

'Tis strung and tuned for endless years,And form'd by power divine,To sound in God the Father's earsNo other name but Thine.