1 Will you meet me at the fountain,
When I reach the glory land?
Will you meet me at the fountain?
Shall I clasp your friendly hand?
Other friends will give me welcome,
Other loving voices cheer;
There’ll be music at the fountain;
Will you, will you meet me there?
Yes, I’ll meet you at the fountain,
At the fountain bright and fair;
Oh, I’ll meet you at the fountain,
Yes, I’ll meet you, meet you there.
2 Will you meet me at the fountain?
For I’m sure that I shall know
Kindred souls and sweet communion,
More than I have known below.
And the chorus will be sweeter,
When it bursts upon my ear,
And my Heaven seem completer,
If your happy voice I hear. [Refrain]
3 Will you meet me at the fountain?
I shall long to have you near,
When I meet my loving Savior,
When His welcome words I hear.
He will meet me at the fountain;
His embraces I shall share;
There’ll be glory at the fountain;
Will you, will you meet me there? [Refrain]
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 >
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.'"