At the Fountain

I'm standing on the mountain

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [I'm standing on the mountain]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’m standing on the mountain,
On Pisgah’s glorious height!
I’m drinking at the fountain
Of heaven’s pure delight!
This fountain so refreshing,
Exhaustless, pure, and free,
Is flowing rich in blessing,
For you as well as me.

Chorus:
I’m drinking, I’m drinking,
I’m drinking at the fountain;
It flows for you, it flows for me;
It flows for you and me.

2 On these blest heights of Zion,
The sky is ever clear;
No ravenous, prowling lion,
Nor aught to harm, is here;
The birds are always singing,
And balmy is the air;
Celestial music ringing,
And scenes divinely fair. [Chorus]

3 Here lovely, fragrant flowers
Are blooming all around,
And charming groves and bowers,
And luscious fruits abound.
O, this is near the haven
Of purest joys above!
For richest bliss is given,
And all the air is love! [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #166

Author: Mary D. James

Mary Dagworthy Yard James USA 1810-1883. Born at Trenton, NJ, she began teaching Sunday school at age 13 in the Methodist Episcopal Church. She married Henry B James, and they had four children: Joseph, Mary, Ann, and Charles.. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement of the early 1800s, assisting Phoebe Palmer (also a hymnist) and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, NJ, and elsewhere. She wrote articles that appeared in the “Guide to holiness”, “The New York Christian advocate”, “The contributor”, “The Christian witness:, “The Christian woman”, “The Christian standard”, and the “Ocean Grove record”. She wrote a biography of Edmund J Yard entitled, “The soul winner” (1883). She… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'm standing on the mountain
Title: At the Fountain
Author: Mary D. James
Refrain First Line: I'm drinking at the fountain
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d69

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Gospel Praise Book. #166

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