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Palestine Song

First the line on coast we make

Author: C. W. Ross
Tune: O TANNENBAUM (German)
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 First the line on coast we make;
Merom next, a marshy lake;
Then the Sea of Galilee,
Exactly east of Carmel, see.
The Jordan river flows thro' both
To the Dead Sea on the south;
And the Great Sea westward lies,
Stretching far as sunset skies.

2 Looking northward you may view
Lebanon and Hermon, too;
Carmel and Gilboagrim,
Tabor, Ebal, Gerizim.
Near Jerusalem we see
Olivet and Calvary.
Judæa's hills rise south and west
Of lonely Nebo's low'ring crest.

3 On Zion stands Jerusalem;
Six miles south is Bethlehem;
On Olives' slope is Bethany,
Bethabara by Jordan see.
Our Saviour drank at Sychar's well;
Of boyhood days let Nazareth tell;
At Cana water turned to wine
Showed our Lord to be divine.

4 Capernaum by Galilee,
Near its twin Bethsaida see;
Cæsarea Philippi
At Hermon's base is seen to lie;
Along the coast these three appear,
Gaza, Joppa, Cæsarea;
South to Bethel we may go,
To Hebron next and Jericho.

5 From heathen Tyre materials came
To build a temple to God's name;
The sorrowing widow's son at Nain
Jesus raised to life again.
See Dan, where Jordan's waters rise,
Beersheba nearer tropic skies;
North and south these cities stand,
And mark the length of Israel's land.

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #110

Author: C. W. Ross

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Text Information

First Line: First the line on coast we make
Title: Palestine Song
Author: C. W. Ross
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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