Scripture Verse

With Thee is the fountain of life. Psalm 36:9

Introduction

Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship or Fa­mi­ly De­vo­tion, by Ro­bert Hall, 1817.

Music: Ge­rar Lo­well Ma­son, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason
1792–1872

Lyrics

God is the foun­tain whence
[orig­in­al­ly, Love is the foun­tain whence]
Ten thou­sand bless­ings flow;
To Him my life, my health, and friends,
And ev­ery good, I owe.

The com­forts He af­fords
Are nei­ther few nor small;
He is the source of fresh de­lights,
My por­tion and my all.

He fills my heart with joy,
My lips at­tunes for praise;
And to His glo­ry I’ll de­vote
The rem­nant of my days.