Fountain of grace, rich, full, and free

Fountain of grace, rich, full, and free. James Edmeston* (1791-1867).  From Edmeston’s Hymns for the Chamber of Sickness (1844: JJ, p. 384). It had four stanzas:  Fountain of grace, rich, full, and free, What need I, that is not in Thee? Full pardon, strength to meet the day, And peace, which none can take away.  Doth sickness fill the heart with fear?’Tis sweet to know that Thou art near;Am I with dread of justice tried?’Tis sweet to feel that Christ hath died.  In life, Thy promises of aidForbid my heart to be afraid;In death, peace gently veils the eyes;Christ rose, and I shall surely rise.  O, all-sufficient Saviour! beThis all-sufficiency to me;Nor pain, nor sin, nor death can...

If you have a valid subscription to Dictionary of Hymnology, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.

Cite this article