Fountain Opened for Sinners

The fountain of Christ, Assist me to sing

Author: J. Hart
Tune: FOUNTAIN (Holyoke)
Published in 41 hymnals

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1 The fountain of Christ, assist me to sing,
The blood of our Priest, our crucified King;
Which perfectly cleanses from sin and from filth,
And richly dispenses salvation and health.

2 This fountain so dear, he’ll freely impart;
Unlocked by the spear, it gushed from his heart,
With blood and with water; the first to atone,
To cleanse us the latter; the fountain’s but one.

3 [This fountain is such (as thousands can tell),
The moment we touch its streams we are well.
All waters beside them are full of the curse;
For all who have tried them, swell, rot, and grow worse.]

4 [This fountain, sick soul, recovers thee quite;
Bathe here and be whole, wash here and be white;
Whatever diseases or dangers befall,
The fountain of Jesus will rid thee of all.]

5 This fountain from guilt not only makes pure,
And gives soon as felt infallible cure;
But if guilt removèd return and remain,
Its power may be provèd again and again.

6 This fountain unsealed stands open for all
That long to be healed, the great and the small.
Here’s strength for the weakly that hither are led;
Here’s health for the sickly, here’s life for the dead.

7 This fountain, though rich, from charge is quite clear;
The poorer the wretch, the welcomer here;
Come needy, come guilty, come loathsome and bare;
You can’t come too filthy; come just as you are.

8 This fountain in vain has never been tried;
It takes out all stain whenever applied;
The water flows sweetly with virtue divine,
To cleanse souls completely, though leprous as mine.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #155

Author: J. Hart

Hart, Joseph, was born in London in 1712. His early life is involved in obscurity. His education was fairly good; and from the testimony of his brother-in-law, and successor in the ministry in Jewin Street, the Rev. John Hughes, "his civil calling was" for some time "that of a teacher of the learned languages." His early life, according to his own Experience which he prefaced to his Hymns, was a curious mixture of loose conduct, serious conviction of sin, and endeavours after amendment of life, and not until Whitsuntide, 1757, did he realize a permanent change, which was brought about mainly through his attending divine service at the Moravian Chapel, in Fetter Lane, London, and hearing a sermon on Rev. iii. 10. During the next two years ma… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The fountain of Christ, Assist me to sing
Title: Fountain Opened for Sinners
Author: J. Hart
Meter: 5.5.5.5.6.5.6.5
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d692

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of Christians #XLIX

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d197

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.XLIV

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.XLIV

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #155

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #168

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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #238

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d584

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A Selection of Hymns #CLXVIII

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #272

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Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #159

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d293

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d141

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #88b

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians #d105

Hymns for Conference Meetings and Private Devotions #d123

Hymns, etc. composed on various subjects #83

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Hymns, etc. #86

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #53

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d232

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d254

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d290

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Hymns #83

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The Boston Collection of Sacred and Devotional Hymns #11

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The Christian Harmonist #123

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The Christian's Duty #CCLXXII

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The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns #CCLXXII

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #LXIV

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #XLV

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #XLV

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The Lord's Songs #XLIV

The Melody of the Heart #d49

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #886

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