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.