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[While the fountain lies open]

[While the fountain lies open]

Arranger: Mrs. John T. Benson
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Arranger: Mrs. John T. Benson

Mrs. John T. Benson (Eva Green Benson) was born on July 21, 1865 in Mississippi and died on August 3, 1932 in Haysboro, Tennesee. With her husband she compiled two hymnbooks: Living Water Songs No. 2 and Glory Songs, published by the Pentecostal Mission Publishing Company in Nashville, Tennessee. NN, Hymnary. Source:  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [While the fountain lies open]
Arranger: Mrs. John T. Benson
Incipit: 12323 11234 52233
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Glory Songs #221

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Pentecostal Jewels #192

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Soul Stirring Songs #140

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