Scripture Verse

There shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. Zechariah 13:1

Introduction

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Samuel L. Howard
(1860–1940)

Words & Mu­sic: Sam­u­el L. How­ard, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 177.

Music: Pam­plo­na Sam­u­el L. How­ard, 1904 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of How­ard, would you ?

Lyrics

In the blessèd crimson fountain
I’ve been washed and saved from sin,
He who died on Calvary’s mountain
Gives me precious peace within.

Refrain

O the blessèd crimson fountain,
Free for all its waters flow;
Come and test its healing merit—
It will make you white as snow.

Though life’s road is rough and dreary,
Though through dangers I must go,
Christ is with me as I journey,
And no harm my soul shall know.

Refrain

I will trust my loving Savior,
Faithful will I strive to be,
Till I reach the land of promise,
And His wondrous glory see.

Refrain