A fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.@Zechariah 13:1

A. C. Pratt, 1911, alt.

Gertrude M. Jones, 1911 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Gertrude M. Jones (1853–1905)

O cross of shame and anguish,
Dark, fathomless, unknown;
O fount of grace and glory,
O tide of love divine,
Flow on till every nation
Shall tell thy power to save—
The healing, cleansing power in
The flowing crimson wave.

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The crimson tide is flowing free,
For thee, dear one, for thee, for thee;
Come, bathe thy weary, sin sick soul,
Its healing tide shall make thee whole.

The crimson wave is flowing,
Is flowing now for thee;
Behold the fountain open wide
Upon Mount Calvary;
That crimson wave is flowing,
Dear sinner, ’tis for thee;
Come with thy heavy burden, for
The tide is full and free.

Refrain

Behold by faith a Savior
Upon th’accursèd tree;
Behold Him bleeding, dying there,
And this for you and me!
Come to this healing fountain,
O haste without delay,
And ’neath its wave of crimson wash
Thy load of sin away.

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Behold your Savior pleading—
His mercy now is free;
Come, lest the tide, receding,
No more avail for thee;
That fountain now is open,
The Spirit striving still;
To all He invitation gives:
Come, whosoever will.

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