I've Pitched My Tent in Beulah

I long ago left Egypt for the promised land

Author: Margaret J. Harris (1908)
Tune: [I long ago left Egypt for the promised land]
Published in 25 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I long ago left Egypt for the promised land,
I trusted in my Savior, and to His guiding hand;
He led me out to vict’ry through the great Red Sea,
I sang a song of triumph, and shouted, I am free!

Refrain:
You need not look for me, down in Egypt’s sand,
For I have pitched my tent far up in Beulah land.

2 I followed close beside Him, and the land soon found,
I did not halt or tremble, for Canaan I was bound;
My Guide I fully trusted, and He led me in,
I shouted, Hallelujah! my heart is free from sin. [Refrain]

3 I started for the highlands where the fruits abound,
I pitched my tent near Hebron, there grapes of Eshcol found,
With milk and honey flowing, and new wine so free;
I have no love for Egypt, it has no charms for me. [Refrain]

4 My heart is so enraptured as I press along,
Each day I find new blessings which fill my heart with song;
I’m ever marching onward to that land on high,
Some day I’ll reach my mansion that’s builded in the sky. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: Margaret J. Harris

Margaret Jenkins Harris USA 1865-1919. Born in Rushville, IL, she married evangelist, John Harris, and they were active in holiness meetings as musicians and song evangelists. She played the organ for accompaniment to their duets. She was also known as an effective preacher with strong messages. She was a member of the Iowa Holiness Association. She and her husband served as music directors for the 1901 General Holiness Convention in Chicago, IL. She also edited the “Glorious Gospel In Song” hymnbook for the Christian Witness Publishing Company of Chicago. She died in Miami, FL. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I long ago left Egypt for the promised land
Title: I've Pitched My Tent in Beulah
Author: Margaret J. Harris (1908)
Meter: 12.13.12.13.11.12.11.12
Refrain First Line: You need not look for me
Copyright: Public Domain

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