Hymn XLVI.

Christ the Fountain of Grace.

Jehovah’s Grace all meets in Christ,

As Waters in their Sea;

And hence the Needy have Supplies,

Exceeding full and free.

Rivers of Life, of Joy and Peace,

Jehovah open’d wide,

When to make way for rich free Grace,

His Justice pierc’d Christ’s Side.

Christ risen, and ascended high,

Set on his Father’s Throne,

A Fountain is of rich Supply,

To all that are his own.

Come, thirsty Soul, come without Price,

Drink, for this Water’s free;

All Stores of Grace are laid in Christ,

For such that Needy be.

If thou art weak, and canst not go,

To drink at th’ Fountain-Head;

Yet God will cause the streams to flow,

And thereby make thee glad.

Thy God will give thee Strength and Skill,

To go for all Supply,

To th’ Fulness of Salvation’s Well,

And draw out thence with Joy.

While Faith doth deal with Christ above,

As full of Grace for thee,

There thou may’st drink thy fill of Love,

That can’t exhausted be.

Text: Anne Dutton, Hymns Composed on Several Subjects. With an Alphabetical Table. Affixed to Dutton’s A Narration of the Wonders of Grace in Verse (London: Printed for, and sold by the Author, in the year 1734), pp. 121-22.

Col. i. 19.

Gen. i. 10.

Phil. iv. 19.

Isa. xli. 18.

Zech. xiii. 7.

Psal. lxviii. 18.

Rev. iii. 21.

Eph. iv. 10.

John i. 16.

Chap. vii. 37.

Isa. lv. 1.

Eph. iii. 8.

Isa. xli. 17.

Chap. xxxv. 3.

Psal. xlvi. 4.

Isa. xl. 31.

Chap. xii. 3.

Gal. ii. 20.

John i. 14.

Cant. v. 1.

Eph. iii. 8.