Jacob was found in desert land

Jacob was found in desert land

Author: Anna Beeman
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Jacob was found in desart land,
In a waste howling wilderness;
God takes and leads him by the hand,
To promis'd seats of happiness.

2 Christ finds his bride in desarts too,
Yes, in a howling wilderness;
And by her hand he leads her through
To seats of endless happiness.

3 She doth not boast she found him there,
But he found her and brought her out;
He makes her his peculiar care,
Fair bride saith he, you could not doubt.

4 You need not wish to have the care,
Of your salvation in your hands:
Could it be so you might despair,
Of reaching to the promis'd land.

5 My bride the favorite of my choice,
For her this work I undertook;
She's like the apple of mine eyes,
Her name is written in my book.

6 But in our hearts these thoughts will rise,
Can I be one he makes his choice?
Our tears alas! be-cloud our eyes,
While in his love we would rejoice.

7 But oh we've no where else to go,
We throw our souls into his hand;
Lead us dear Jesus while below,
And bring us to the heavenly land.

Source: Hymns on Various Subjects #19

Author: Anna Beeman

Anna Keeney Beeman born in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut. She was the among the first female Baptist hymn writers in America. She believed strongly in baptism by immersion. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Children and Grandchildren of Thomas Beeman" (on RootsWeb, accessed 11/8/2020) and I Will Sing the Wondrous Story: a history of Baptist hymnody in North America by David W. Music and Paul Akers Richardson (Mercer University Press, Macon, GA: 2008) Go to person page >

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First Line: Jacob was found in desert land
Author: Anna Beeman
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns on Various Subjects #19

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