We’re singing this beautiful hymn by William Cowper during the Lord’s Supper this week. As I was working on our arrangement I realized that there are quite a few different versions that have been *kicked around recently.
Here they are in no particular order.
Version by Karl Digerness of City Church San Francisco, on the album ‘Depth of Mercy‘
Here is a fantastic traditional take by Sojourn Church in Louisville, Ky. beautiful.
thanks for the link Wes Crawford!
1 There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Emmanuel’s veins;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains.
2 The dying thief rejoiced to see
That fountain in his day;
And there have I, as vile as he,
Washed all my sins away.
3 Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood
Shall never lose its power
Till all the ransomed Church of God
Be saved, to sin no more.
4 E’er since by faith I saw the stream
Thy flowing wounds supply,
Redeeming love has been my theme,
And shall be till I die.
5 Then in a nobler, sweeter song
I’ll sing Thy power to save,
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue
Lies silent in the grave.
* unnecessary allusion to world cup mania.