1 Far down o’er the ages a promise divine
Descended to us in the fullness of time—
A seed should appear in the stars of the heav’n,
And they should inherit a land to be giv’n.
Oh, we are the seed, so happy and blest,
That dwell in the land of Canaan’s holy rest;
Here streams of pure love are flowing along,
And anthems of glory are sounding in song.
2 From Egypt we started, resolved to be free,
And God cast our foes all behind in the sea;
Then straight through the wilderness onward we moved,
No halt, we determined, till Canaan we proved. [Refrain]
3 The wide severed waters of Jordan we passed,
Our lot in the land of all blessings we’ve cast;
The “ites” are destroyed, and the land is our own,
One King, our Redeemer, we worship alone. [Refrain]
4 This land is salvation, and holiness pure,
We find it in Jesus, our title is sure;
O sweet land of Beulah, thy glory divine
Forever and ever unclouded shall shine. [Refrain]
Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism.
Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >
Display Title: In the Holy LandFirst Line: Far down o'er the ages a promise divineTune Title: [Far down o'er the ages a promise divine]Author: Daniel S. WarnerMeter: 18.104.22.168.10.11.10.11Scripture: Deuteronomy 27:3Source: The Gospel Trumpet Company, Truth in Song, 1907 (47); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/In_the_Holy_Land)