There's a fountain free flowing 'neath life's tree

There's a fountain free flowing 'neath life's tree

Author: David E. Dortch
Tune: [There’s a fountain free flowing ‘neath life’s tree]
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a fountain free flowing ‘neath life’s tree,
We shall rest at the fountain by and by;
There the happy soul never shall grow old,
We shall rest at the fountain by and by.

Refrain:
We shall rest at the fountain by and by,
We shall rest at the fountain by and by,
There we all shall stand with the angel band,
We shall rest at the fountain by and by.

2 There’s a fountain bright in that land of light,
We shall rest at the fountain by and by;
On its banks are flow’rs growing ‘mid heav’n’s bow’rs
We shall rest at the fountain by and by. [Refrain]

3 There’s a fountain sweet where we all shall meet,
We shall rest at the fountain by and by;
Songs of joy we’ll raise to our Saviour’s praise,
We shall rest at the fountain by and by. [Refrain]

4 There’s a fountain free, sinner, ‘tis for thee,
We shall rest at the fountain by and by;
Will you meet me there and its blessings share?
We shall rest at the fountain by and by. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #24

Author: David E. Dortch

Born: March 5, 1851, The­ta, Ten­nes­see. Died: No­vem­ber 9/11, 1928, Ten­nes­see. Buried: Rose Hill Cem­e­te­ry, Co­lum­bia, Ten­nes­see. Dortch was teach­ing mu­sic in Mau­ry, Ten­ness­ee, in 1880, and was work­ing as an evan­gel­ist by 1886. His works in­clude: Tid­ings of Joy (Co­lum­bia, Ten­nes­see: 1878) National Tid­ings of Joy (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Na­tion­al Bap­tist Con­ven­tion of Amer­i­ca, 1878) Gospel Mel­o­dies, with Will­iam Dale & Charles Pol­lock (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Cum­ber­land Pres­by­ter­ian Pub­lish­ing House, 1890) Spirit and Life, with Ed­mund Lo­renz (Day­ton, Ohio: Chris­tian Pub­lish­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, 1893)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a fountain free flowing 'neath life's tree
Author: David E. Dortch
Refrain First Line: We shall rest at the fountain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Choice Songs [No. 1] #d51

TextAudioPage Scan

Crowning Day No. 3 #24

Gems for the Sunday Schools #d30

Gospel Melodies: a New Collection of Gospel Hymns and Songs #d171

Gospel Voices #d111

Hymns of Victory, Parts 1 and 2 #d247

Joyful Lays, No.2 #d139

Ministry of Song #d123

Our Cumberland Presbyterian Hymnal #d338

Perennial Songs #d203

Spirit and Life #d168

The Crown #d130

Zion's Battle Cry #d121

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