1 From the lofty hills of Moab,
Where thy weary feet shall stand,
Thou shalt look across the Jordan,
And behold the promised land;
The land of milk and honey,
Fertile land of corn and wine,
The land of springs and fountains,—
‘Tis the land that shall be thine.
2 From the lofty hills of Moab,
Thou shalt view the prospect o’er;
‘Tis the land the Lord shall give thee,
And ‘tis thine forevermore;
And tho' thy eyes be dazzled
With the splendor of the sight,
Thy heart shall turn with rapture
To the scene of pure delight.
3 From the lofty hills of Moab,
It is sweet indeed to rise
To the higher land of promise,
To the Canaan of the skies;
The land of heavenly glory,
Land of beauty all divine,
The land of many mansions,
That forever shall be thine.
Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey.
Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >
Display Title: Lofty Hills Of MoabFirst Line: From the lofty hills of MoabTune Title: ZARAGOZAAuthor: M. Lowrie HoffordMeter: 184.108.40.206Source: Joyful Lays, by Robert Lowry and W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1884)