A song has been playing in my head throughout the week. It’s not a new song. It was written in 1800 by a brilliant man, but one who was often given to bouts of deep depression. The man was William Cowper. The song is “There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood.” Here are the words most commonly sung:
There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Immanuel’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.
Dear dying Lamb, thy precious blood shall never lose its power;
Till all the ransomed church of God are saved, to sin no more.
For since by faith I saw the stream thy flowing wounds supply;
Redeeming love has been my theme and shall be till I die.
These words have been sung using a variety of tunes. I am personally enjoying the version by City Hymns. But it is the power of these words that grips my mind and stirs my soul, for the song speaks of a redemption that comes by the shed blood of Jesus Christ and the cleansing I have received because of it.
“Redeeming love has been my theme and shall be till I die.” What is the theme of your life? What is that truth that holds your life together and gives it meaning? There is no greater theme or more solid truth than the redeeming love of God shown in the person and work of His Son Jesus Christ.