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  • Betty A. Burnett

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There is a fountain Filled with Blood


While coming to the end of hymnals that help us to remember Who and what caused us to be saved/born again, it was difficult to think of one that would put the icing on the cake. Early yesterday morning the Spirit gave me “There is a Fountain Filled with Blood.”


There was no fountain, but I understand what the composer meant. The blood of Jesus continues to cleanse; therefore, it flows into the hearts of people [flows- move along or out steadily and continuously in a current or stream].


Verse 1

There is a fountain filled with blood

Drawn from Emmanuel’s veins;

And sinners plunged beneath that flood

Lose all their guilty stains.

The fountain of blood comes from Jesus’ veins. [Emmanuel means God with us- Jesus is God in the flesh]. The blood cleanses us from guilt and condemnation (Romans 8:1)

Verse 2

The dying thief rejoiced to see

That fountain in his day;

And there have I, though vile as he,

Washed all my sins away.

The vile thief wanted to be with Jesus- Then he said to Jesus, Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom. And Jesus said to him, Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise (Luke 23: 42-43).


Verse 3

I do believe, I will believe,

That Jesus died for me!

That on the cross He shed His blood,

From sin to set me free.

That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:9-10).

Verse 4

Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood

Shall never lose its power

Till all the ransomed church of God

Be saved, to sin no more.

We will be released from this sinful world, and enter into the presence of God, where sin will never affect us again. Our physical bodies are sinful because we live in a fallen world, but our spirit is perfect, and the spirit is the real us, we are housed in a physical body that sins.


Verse 5

E’er since, by faith, I saw the stream

Thy flowing wounds supply,

Redeeming love has been my theme,

And shall be till I die.

I will never stop witnessing to others about salvation (Matthew 28:19-20), because I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Romans 1:16).

Verse 6

When this poor lisping, stammering tongue

Lies silent in the grave,

Then in a nobler, sweeter song,

I’ll sing Thy power to save.

After I am no longer on this earth, either by this physical body being transported by angels into the presence of God (Luke 16:22, 2 Corinthians 5:8), or by the rapture (being caught up to meet Jesus in the air -1 Thessalonians 4:13-18), the life I lived will speak for me.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~



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