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.
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]
Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey.
Died: October 4, 1883, New York City.
Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey.
When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her 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. Her works include:
The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >