Living in Canaan land

I've left the land of Egypt with its bondage drear

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I’ve left the land of Egypt with its bondage drear]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’ve left the land of Egypt with its bondage drear,
I’ve crossed the mighty Red sea with my Lord so dear,
And now the songs of Beulah fill my heart with cheer,
For I’m living in Canaan land.

Refrain:
I’m living in Canaan, living in Canaan,
I am living in Canaan land;
The joy-bells are ringing, and with rapture I’m singing,
For I’m living in Canaan land.

2 I wander not in desert or on burning sand,
But thru the smiling meadows of a better land;
For God is ever leading me by His right hand,
I am living in Canaan land. [Refrain]

3 My sustenance is not the food that once was mine,
On manna of the wilderness I can not dine,
I’m feeding on the honey and the milk and wine,
For I’m living in Canaan land. [Refrain]

4 I’m drinking of a fountain that cannot run dry,
Redeemed thru grace divine and purified am I,
I’m singing while the golden hours are passing by,
For I’m living in Canaan land. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Full Salvation #70

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've left the land of Egypt with its bondage drear
Title: Living in Canaan land
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: I am living in Canaan

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