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Come Over into Canaan

Representative Text

1 I came to Jordan’s sullen stream;
With trusting heart I there had been
Directed by my Savior’s hand,
Toward Canaan’s bright and blessed land.

Come over into the Canaan land,
Come over into the Canaan land,
Where figs and grapes so plenteous grow,
Where milk and honey freely flow,
Come over into the Canaan land.

2 My many sins were all forgiv’n,
My heart was clear with light from heav’n,
And yet I longed for deeper grace,
In Canaan’s blessed resting place. [Refrain]

3 I saw the death I had to die,
A death in which my soul did cry;
The fright’ning waves my heart did chill,
But I must yield, ’twas Heaven’s will. [Refrain]

4 Oh, second grace! I find it sweet!
God’s holy will is now complete:
The Father, Son, and Spirit reign;
All inward foes are surely slain. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Jacob W. Byers

Jacob Whistler Byers was born on March 26, 1859 in Albany, Whiteside County, Illinois to Andrew and Nancy (Whistler) Byers. His father was a farmer and a minister of a small denomination known as the River Brethren. Jacob received a basic rural education and self-taught himself to become a teacher. He was converted at a Methodist revival meeting. He and his wife, Jennie Shirk, were actively involved in the Brethren in Christ Church. They together began an evangelistic work in Illinois and Iowa over the next two years. In 1890 they felt that God was calling them to the Pacific coast. They opened an evangelistic mission in San Diego and also worked in Los Angeles and held tent meetings up the coast. In 1893 Byers wrote a book, the "The Gr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I came to Jordan's sullen stream
Title: Come Over into Canaan
Author: Jacob W. Byers (1906)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come over into Canaan land



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Timeless Truths #190

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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