Lyrics and Information
Words by Margaret Jenkins Harris, 1898Tune: WHEN I SAW THE CLEANSING FOUNTAIN by Margaret Jenkins Harris, 1898Key signature: E flat major (3 flats)Time signature: 4/4Public Domain1. When I saw the cleansing fountain, Open wide for all my sin, I obeyed the Spirit’s wooing When He said, “Wilt thou be clean?”Refrain: I will praise Him! I will praise Him! Praise the Lamb for sinners slain; Give Him glory, all ye people, For His blood can wash away each stain.2. Tho’ the way seems straight and narrow, All I claimed was swept away; My ambitions, plans and wishes, At my feet in ashes lay.3. Blessed be the name of Jesus! I’m so glad He took me in; He’s forgiven my transgressions, He has cleansed my heart from sin.4. Glory, glory to the Father! Glory, glory to the Son! Glory, glory to the Spirit! Glory to the Three in One!