Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hymn From the Heart -- There Is a Fountain

I love hymns about the blood. True Christianity is a bloody religion.  An innocent animal shed its blood in the garden of Eden.  Abel's offering was a blood offering.  Right from the start of history, the atonement for sin has been through the blood.  There is a red river running through the entire Bible, a picture of the sinless blood that would one day be shed by the Lord Jesus Christ for the sins of every man, woman, and child.  For four thousand years God's people offered up to him the blood of bulls and of goats, but the day finally came. Because of that great love wherewith he loved us, the Son of God redeemed us sinners from death and hell with his own blood. That blood he shed was the LAST BLOOD the Father would ever require! That fountain of pure, holy blood that ran from his earthly body was the last sacrifice for sins. Even two thousand years later, the blood of Christ has not lost its power. All my sins are under the blood, never to condemn me again.  Yes, I do love to sing about the blood!

There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Immanuel's veins;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains.

The dying thief rejoiced to see
That fountain in his day;
And there may I, though vile as he,
Wash all my sins away.

E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream
Thy flowing wounds supply,
Redeeming love has been my theme,
And shall be 'til I die.

Then in a nobler, sweeter song
I'll sing thy pow'r to save,
When this poor lisping, stamm'ring tongue
Lies silent in the grave.

...the blood of Jesus Christ his Son
cleanseth us from ALL sin

1 John 1:7


  1. I LOVE that song too! I once heard that Ted Turner couldn't accept Christianity because he couldn't accept the fact of anyone sheding his blood for him. He better enjoy his riches in the here and now because unless he repents and turns to God, this is all he will have.

  2. Oh Sally what a beautiful post! Yes His blood is precious, pure, and our rightousness.

    I'm back at this (blogging) again but with more discipline.

    Blessings, Julie

  3. To be washed in the blood and come out clean. What a blessing.

    God is great!

  4. I love this song and maybe that's why I love hymns because they talk about the Blood of Jesus. I cringe at the thought of where I'd be if it hadn't been for Jesus' Blood.



  5. I love that song, too. The lyrics are so beautiful and meaningful.

    It always reminds me of the church I grew up in. We had this really talented older lady who would play piano...and she used to really 'get into' these older hymns. She played with all her heart. Good memories!!! :-)



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