Scripture Verse

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


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Sil­ver Spray, by How­ard Doane (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1868), page 60. In­scribed to the Young Men’s Chris­tian As­so­ci­ation.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


Thou whose hand did lead Thy chos­en peo­ple
Through the de­sert on their pil­grim way,
In Thy mer­cy grant us now Thy bless­ing,
Jesus help us all to watch and pray.


Father, Thou art pure and ho­ly, ho­ly,
May our hearts Thy tem­ple be,
O, make us hum­ble, meek and low­ly,
Poor in spi­rit, Sav­ior, more like Thee.

Give us wa­ter from the sac­red foun­tain,
While we jour­ney in a thirs­ty land;
Strong in Thee no earth­ly foe can harm us,
Thou our rock on which we firm­ly stand.


Gentle Sav­ior, Thou wilt ne­ver leave us,
Still from dan­ger and from storm de­fend,
Sweet the pro­mise to Thy faith­ful child­ren,
Thou wilt guide and keep them to the end.


Though we pass the dark and roll­ing ri­ver,
Thou wilt bear us safe­ly to the shore;
We shall praise Thee in the vales of Ed­en,
With the saints and an­gels ev­er­more.