Fountain of grace, rich, full, and freeAuthor: James Edmeston
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1 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.
2 Doth sickness fill my heart with fear,
'Tis sweet to know that thou art near;
Am I with dread of justice tried,
'Tis sweet to know that Christ hath died.
3 In life, thy promises of aid
Forbid my heart to be afraid;
In death, peace gently veils the eyes:
Christ rose, and I shall surely rise.
Source: Trinity Hymnal #591
Fountain of grace, rich, full, and free. J. Edmeston. All-sufficiency of Christ.] Published in his Hymns for the Chamber of Sickness, n.d. , p. 19, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1855 it was given anonymously in H. W. Beecher's Plymouth Collection, No. 531. From that date it gradually grew in favour until it has taken its place in most of the leading American hymn-books.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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