Over in the Promised Land

I have come out of Egypt and its bondage drear

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I have come out of Egypt and its bondage drear]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have come out of Egypt and its bondage drear,
No more I’m a captive of despair;
My sins are forgiven and I have no fear,
For God is with me ev’rywhere.

I am in the promised land where living waters flow,
In the promised land where fruits and flowers grow,
‘Tis heaven in my soul while walking here below,
Over in the promised land.

2 I was once in the wilderness with manna fed,
But found no abiding place for me;
For soon to a fairer country I was led,
The promised land of victory. [Refrain]

3 In this fair land of promise skies are always bright,
No sin hides the sunlight of the day;
My Lord always holds me by His wondrous might,
And keeps me as the days go by. [Refrain]

4 I no longer am living on the husks of sin,
The best food of Canaan now is mine;
And in ev’ry battle I the vict’ry win,
Supported by His grace divine. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost #10

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have come out of Egypt and its bondage drear
Title: Over in the Promised Land
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I am in the promised land
Copyright: Public Domain



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New Songs of Pentecost #10

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Rose of Sharon Hymns #436

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