Fountain of good, to own Thy love

Fountain of good, to own Thy love. Edward Osler* (1798-1863), based on two hymns by Philip Doddridge* (1702-1751).  The first line of this hymn was based on the opening line of no 271 in Doddridge’s Hymns founded on Various texts in the Holy Scriptures (1755), beginning ‘Fountain of Comfort and of Love’. The remainder of the hymn was based on ‘Jesus, my Lord, how rich thy grace’*, no 188 in Doddridge’s book. It was written by Osler for Psalms and Hymns adapted to the Services of the Church of England (1836) edited by William John Hall*, known from its cover as the  ‘Mitre Hymn Book’*.  Doddridge’s ‘Fountain of comfort...’ was entitled ‘Ministers comforted, that they may comfort others. 2...

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