SATB, organ. Moderately easy. Original tune with spare harmonies; an early American sound that recalls shape-note singing. Composed 1982, revised 2003. See and hear the entire work here.
Come to Calvary’s holy mountain,
Sinners, ruined by the fall;
Here a pure and healing fountain
Flows to you, to me, to all;
In a full perpetual tide,
Opened when our Savior died.
Come in sorrow and contrition,
Wounded, impotent and blind;
Here the guilty free remission,
Here the troubled, peace may find:
Health this fountain will restore;
He that drinks shall thirst no more.
He that drinks shall live forever;
’Tis a soul-renewing flood;
God is faithful, God will never
Break his covenant of blood,
Signed when our Redeemer died,
Sealed when he was glorified.
—James Montgomery (1771–1854)