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The Highlands of Canaan

I have left the wilderness beyond the rolling tide

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I have left the wilderness beyond the rolling tide]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I have left the wilderness beyond the rolling tide,
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
In the land of promise I would evermore abide,
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

Refrain:
For the highlands of Canaan I’m longing,
I have tasted its corn and wine;
I am going to possess all this land of righteousness,
I will claim it and make it mine.
For the highlands of Canaan I’m longing,
I have tasted its corn and wine;
I have left the desert sand for the blessed Beulah land,
Hallelujah forevermore!

2 Here the sun is brightly shining and the sky is clear,
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
No more marches thro’ the burning sands and deserts drear,
Hallelujah, hallelujah! [Refrain]

3 I would not always be dwelling near the Jordan side,
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
I would climb the hills of promise and would there reside,
Hallelujah, hallelujah! [Refrain]

4 Many cities have been conquered in this goodly land,
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
I am pressing towards the highlands at the Lord’s command,
Hallelujah, hallelujah! [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #54

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 >

Text Information

First Line: I have left the wilderness beyond the rolling tide
Title: The Highlands of Canaan
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For the highlands of Canaan I'm longing



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