The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in his day; and there have I, though vile as he, washed all my sins away. We continue our exploration of William's Cowper's 'Blood Fountain' with a look at this second verse. This is an unexpected turn. It appears that far from being a place of sorrow, the fountain is in fact a place of joy. Those who come to the blood fountain are not expected to leave as they came, they leave rejoicing because the blood from Immanuel's veins flows with new life!