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]
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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

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

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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


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New Songs of Pentecost #10

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