Joys are flowing like a river

Joys are flowing like a river (Blessed Quietness). Manie Payne Ferguson* (1850–1932).  Often known as ‘Blessed Quietness’, this is the most published hymn by Ferguson, and the most prominent hymn from the Holiness Movement. According to Donald P. Hustad*, this text first appeared with the tune now universally used in Pentecostal Hymns, No. 3 (Chicago, 1902) under the authorship of Mamie (sic.) Payne Ferguson (Hustad, 1978, p. 78). Hymnary.org. records an earlier pairing of this text and tune in The Revival, No. 3 (Atlanta, GA, 1899), also with the incorrect first name of the author. The hymn appeared earlier in a words-only form without a designated tune in Highway Hymnal (Nevada, Iowa,...

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