It’s not Thursday, but I have a throwback song in my head this morning… An old hymn that I grew up singing and playing called There Is A Fountain. It’s still one of my favorites to this day. I love contemporary music and expressing myself through it, but old hymns like this one are rich and forever embedded in my memory.
Hymns are so strong, so well written. They have lasted for hundreds of years for a reason. A lot of them were written out of places of pain and sorrow, yet there’s so much hope in them, and that resonates with people. – Allan Hall
So many people through the generations learned the basic tenants of theology through singing and hearing the old hymns. Personally, I’m excited that there’s a huge trend toward contemporary artists putting out new music based in existing hymnology… Bringing back old standards set to new tunes or in new arrangements. The one I’m hearing this morning was recorded by a group called Selah, and they’ve done many of the older hymns in a new way.
There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Emmanuel’s veins,
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains
The dying thief rejoiced to see
That fountain in his day
And there may I, though vile as he,
Wash all my sins away
There, since by faith I saw the stream
Thy flowing wounds supplied,
Redeeming love has been my theme
And shall be till I die
Click here to listen to Selah sing this wonderful song. I just listened again, and ended up in tears of gratitude for our Saviors precious gift.
Click here to read about Selah and the way God has been with them through their struggles and tragedies in the middle of serving Him with their music.