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From wandering in the wilderness

From wandering in the wilderness

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [From wandering in the wilderness]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 From wand’ring in the wilderness,
Go forth at God’s command
And thy inheritance possess,
The goodly Canaan land.

Cross over the Jordan’s tide
The waters will there divide;
Cross over, cross over,
And enter fair Canaan’s land;
Cross over, cross over,
And enter fair Canaan’s land.

2 The Shepherd kind would lead his flock
Where richest pastures grow;
And where from out the riven rock
The living waters flow. [Refrain]

3 To all the riches Canaan yields
Our loving Lord invites;
To dwell amid its fertile fields
And scale its mountain heights. [Refrain]

4 Cross Jordan’s stream of unbelief,
Your doubts and fears give o’er;
From all your wand’rings find relief,
And Canaan’s land explore. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Praise and Salvation #48

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: From wandering in the wilderness
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Cross over Jordan's tide



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