Will you meet me at the fountain When I reach the glory-land

Will you meet me at the fountain When I reach the glory-land

Author: P. P. Bliss
Tune: [Will you meet me at the fountain]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Author: P. P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Will you meet me at the fountain When I reach the glory-land
Author: P. P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: Yes, I'll meet you at the fountain
Publication Date: 1874
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Notes

Will you meet me at the fountain? Fountain of Living Water. The incident out of which this hymn arose is thus stated in The Christian, No. 365, "At the Industrial Exposition at Chicago it was an everyday appointment to meet at the Central Fountain. Mr. P. P. Bliss, whose mind seemed always set on things above, caught up the words, and wrote this hymn, "Meet me at the Fountain.'"

-John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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