I'm in the Promised land

I fled from Egypt's bondage

Author: Joshua Gill
Tune: [I fled from Egypt's bondage]
Published in 11 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I fled from Egypt’s bondage,
I heard that help was near;
I cast my care on Jesus,
And He dispersed my fear:
I passed between the billows;
Walled up on every hand,
I trusted to my captain,
And sought the promised land.

I am over, yes over
On Canaan’s shore I stand;
I am over, yes, over,
In the promised land.

2 I sang a song of triumph,
I shouted o’er and o’er;
And then pursued my journey,
For Canaan’s happy shore:
I came to Sinai’s mountain,
I trod the desert sand,
I drank at Horeb’s fountain,
Seeking the promised land. [Refrain]

3 The spies brought back their message,
Some wept, some said, “We can”;
The land was all ’twas promised,
But who would lead the van?
At last, my heart despairing,
Of entering with this band,
I cried aloud to Jesus,
To show the promised land. [Refrain]

4 Then, after weary marches,
And many a longing sigh,
I found the river crossing,
And saw the land was nigh:
The Lord looked down in mercy,
By faith I touched His hand,
I followed close beside Him,
And found the promised land. [Refrain]

5 And now my song of gladness
I’m singing day by day,
For fellowship with Jesus
Makes calm and bright my way;
I fear not for the morrow,
For His almighty hand
I know shall lead and keep me
In this, the promised land. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11551

Author: Joshua Gill

Late 19th Century A minister, Gill’s works include: Sacred Melodies: Nos. 1 and 2 Combined (editor with Edward Avis) (Boston, Massachusetts: McDonald & Gill, 1886) Songs of Joy and Gladness, with William McDonald, John Sweney & William Kirkpatrick (Boston, Massachusetts: McDonald & Gill, 1886) The Voice of Triumph (Boston, Massachusetts: McDonald & Gill, 1894) Songs of Redemption (Boston, Massachusetts: Christian Witness Company, 1899) Hymns of Grace & Glory, with Henry Gilmour & William Kirkpatrick (Cleveland, Ohio: Evangelical Publishing House, 1901) --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I fled from Egypt's bondage
Title: I'm in the Promised land
Author: Joshua Gill
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I am over, yes, over
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11551
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