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Hymn: The Lord is the fountain of goodness and love (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: The Lord is the fountain of goodness and love

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 11s


Hymn Number: 235

Page Number: 237, click to see hymnal pages


THE Lord is the fountain of goodness and love,
Which, flowing in Eden, in streams from above,
Refreshed every moment, the first happy pair,
Till sin stopped the torrent and brought in despair.

O wretched condition! what anguish and pain!
Thy thirst for the fountain, and seek it in vain;
To sin's bitter waters they fly for relief,
They drink, but the draught still increases their grief.

Glad tidings! glad tidings! no more we complain!
Our Jesus has opened the fountain again;
Now mingled with mercy, and rich with free grace,
From Zion 'tis flowing to all the lost race.

How happy the prospect! how pleasant the road!
When led down the stream by the angel of God;
Though shallow at first, yet we find it at last,
A river so boundless it cannot be passed.

Come, sinner, poor sinner! 'tis boundless and free,
In Eden once flowing, 'twas opened for thee:
This water has virtue to heal all complaints:
Come, drink, ye diseased, and rejoice with the saints.

Say not "I'm a sinner, and must not partake,"
For this very reason the Lord bids you take;
Say not "Too unworthy, the vilest of all;"
For such, not the righteous, the Lord came to call.

Come, all ye dead sinners, here life you may find;
Come, all ye poor beggars, ye halt and ye blind,
The Spirit invites you, the Bride bids you too:
Come, call all your neighbors, they're welcome with you.