Beautiful Canaan

I have crossed the Jordan's ford of consecration, I possess the goodly land today

Author: George Bennard
Tune: [I have crossed Jordan’s ford of consecration]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I have crossed Jordan’s ford of consecration
I possess the goodly land today;
‘Tis the promise of the Father to His children
And His word can never pass away.

Refrain:
Beautiful Canaan,
Beautiful Canaan,
Beautiful land of honey corn and milk and wine,
Fountains are springing,
Song birds are singing,
Beautiful Canaan, beautiful Canaan thou art mine.

2 I have reached the blessed promised land of Canaan
I have found the land of pure delight;
Here the glorious summer sun is ever shining,
All is brightness for there is no night. [Refrain]

3 Its a land that ever flows with milk and honey,
Luscious fruit of ev’ry kind abound;
Running brooks and blooming flow’rs and springing fountains
In this wondrous Canaan land are found. [Refrain]

4 Leave the wilderness of doubt and fear my brother,
Cross the Jordan die to self and sin;
Lay your all a sacrifice upon the alter,
Trust in Jesus and He’ll lead you in. [Refrain]

Source: Full Redemption Songs #106

Author: George Bennard

George Bennard (1873-1958) was born in Youngstown, OH. When he was a child the family moved to Albia, Iowa. He served with the Salvation Army in Iowa for several years before he was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church. His hymn "Speak, my Lord" appears in Triumphant Service Songs (Chicago: Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Co., 1934). He wrote words and tune for his best known hymn "The Old Rugged Cross" in 1913. Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have crossed the Jordan's ford of consecration, I possess the goodly land today
Title: Beautiful Canaan
Author: George Bennard
Refrain First Line: Beautiful Canaan
Copyright: Public Domain

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Bennard's Melodies of Salvation #d7

Divine Praise #d43

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Full Redemption Songs #106

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