There Is a Fountain

DESCRIPTION: "There is a fountain of Christ's blood, Wide open stretch'd for to drown our sins, Where Jesus stands with open arms Of mercy to invite us in." The sights of the passion are recalled" The crown of thorns, the piercing of Jesus's side. Hearers are warned
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Leather)
KEYWORDS: Jesus religious nonballad warning
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Leather, pp. 197-198, "There Is a Fountain" (4 single-stanza texts, all effectively identical; 4 tunes)
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _The Urban and Industrial Songs of the Black Country and Birmingham_, Broadside, 1977, pp. 170-171, "Fountain of Christ's Blood" (1 text)

ST Leath197 (Partial)
Roud #663
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood" (theme)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Fountain of Blood
NOTES: Roud lumps this with "There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood," but to me they look like separate songs; there are few lyrics in common. Given that the idea is basic to Christianity, it could easily have occurred to two writers, so I have split the songs. - RBW
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File: Leath197

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