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


Words: Frank Hen­dricks, in Songs of Joy and Glad­ness, by John Swe­ney, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick et al. (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mc­Don­ald, Gill & Com­pa­ny, 1885), num­ber 86.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney


I came to the fountain that cleanseth from sin,
The life-giving fountain where millions have been;
I came in my weakness, o’erburdened with care,
To find my Redeemer and Savior was there.


Waiting for me, waiting for me,
Jesus, my Savior, is waiting for me;
Still at the Fount, oft would I be,
Where Jesus, my Savior,
Is waiting for me.

He saw me approaching, and tenderly said—
To purchase thy ransom, My blood I have shed;
And if thou art willing just now to believe,
The light of My Spirit thy soul shall receive.


I flew to His mercy, O joyful surprise!
For lo, my Redeemer had opened mine eyes;
I flew to the refuge no other could give,
And faithfully promised for Jesus to live.


And now in His presence I walk with delight,
And feel His protection by day and by night;
I think of the fountain so precious and free,
Where Jesus, my Savior, was waiting for me.