With Jesus is best

Come where the fountains are flowing

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Come where the fountains are flowing]
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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.

Refrain:
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]

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #11

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come where the fountains are flowing
Title: With Jesus is best
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: For a desert is a garden fair
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