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The Language of Canaan

Do you know the language of Canaan?

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 Do you know the language of Canaan?
Hallelujah, amen, glory;
'Tis the sweetest language e'er spoken,
Hallelujah, amen, glory!

Refrain:
Do you know, Do you know?
Do you know the language of Canaan?
Do you know, Do you know?
Do you know the language of Canaan?

2 When the sky is clear I am singing,
Hallelujah, amen, glory;
When my path seems drear, still 'tis ringing,
Hallelujah, amen, glory! [Refrain]

3 When my fondest hopes are all shattered,
Hallelujah, amen, glory;
Tho' from me my friends may be scattered,
Hallelujah, amen, glory! [Refrain]

4 When it seems that all must go wrong,
Hallelujah, amen, glory;
I keep sweet and just sing this song,
Hallelujah, amen, glory! [Refrain]

5 Will you not this language be learning,
Hallelujah, amen, glory;
Then your heart with love will be burning,
Hallelujah, amen, glory! [Refrain]

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Do you know the language of Canaan?
Title: The Language of Canaan
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Do you know, Do you know?
Publication Date: 1914
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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New Sacred Quartettes for Male, Female and Mixed Voices #41

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