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 (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 >