In the Promised Land

I wandered through the wilderness

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I wandered through the wilderness]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I wandered through the wilderness,
But God reached out His hand,
And drew me safe to Canaan’s shore;
I’m in the promised land.

Refrain:
I am in the promised land, hallelujah!
I have reached the land of corn and wine;
I have joined the happy band, hallelujah!
And the blessèd promised land is mine.

2 The Lord upholds me by His grace,
And will no ill allow;
He leads me on from height to height,
And sanctifies me now. [Refrain]

3 My eyes are fixed on Him alone,
I’m pressing for the goal;
And as I climb the mountainside,
His glory fills my soul. [Refrain]

4 The Holy Spirit guides me in
The path my master trod;
With songs of rapture all today
I praise the Lamb of God. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10585

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I wandered through the wilderness
Title: In the Promised Land
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: I am in the promised land, Hallelujah!
Publication Date: 1910
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10585
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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