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Camping in Canaan's Land

I have left the land of bondage with its earthly treasures

Author: E. M. Bartlett
Tune: [I have left the land of bondage with its earthly treasures]
Published in 11 hymnals

Author: E. M. Bartlett

E. M. Bartlett was born December 24, 1883 in Waynesville, Missouri. His family later moved to Sebastian County, Arkansas. Bartlett received training as a music teacher and was a leader in developing Southern gospel music. He was employed by Central Music Company, a publisher of shape note singing books based in Hartford, which was owned by David Moore and Will H. Ramsey. Bartlett persuaded Moore and John A. McClung to partner with him to form Hartford Music Company. In 1921, Bartlett established the Hartford Music Institute, a shape note school. He provided opportunities for many songwriters and musicians in gospel music, including Albert E. Brumley. In 1939 he suffered a stroke and afterwards wrote "Victory in Jesus." Dianne Shapiro, fr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have left the land of bondage with its earthly treasures
Title: Camping in Canaan's Land
Author: E. M. Bartlett
Refrain First Line: Every day I'm camping in the land of Canaan



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Best of All #d46

Gospel Quartet Music No. 1 #d28

Gospel Song Jewels No. 2 #47

Hymns of Glorious Praise #d146

Hymns of the Upper Room #d51


Melodies of Praise #16

New Songs of Inspiration No. 2 #d72

Old Camp Meeting Songs #d43

Sacred Selections for the Church #396

Universal Songs and Hymns, a complete hymnal #d66

Worship in Song #d56

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