1 Come where the fountains are flowing,
And the lilies ever bloom;
Come where the sun is ever shining,
And the flowers shed their sweet perfume.
For a desert is a garden fair,
If Jesus makes His dwelling there,
And a lowly cottage here a palace will appear,
If He is my Guest.
But a garden is a desert bare,
If He is not abiding there;
So, anywhere, yes, anywhere
With Jesus is best.
2 Come where the blest Rose of Sharon
Is the fairest of the field;
Come where the blessings of redemption
Unto all its choicest fruits will yield. [Refrain]
3 Stay not in valleys of shadow
When the mountains bid you come,
Climb up and never, never falter,
‘Til you reach the portals of your home. [Refrain]
Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >