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Oh, What has Jesus Done for me?

O what has Jesus done for me, he came from the land of Canaan

Author: John Curwen
Tune: CANAAN (Anonymous)
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh, what as Jesus done for me?
He came from th'land of Canaan;
He died for me upon the tree,
That I might go to Canaan:
A glorious crown appears in view
In that bright land of Canaan:
A palm of royal victory too;
Come, let us go to Canaan.

Canaan, bright Canaan,
The glorious land of Canaan;
Our Canaan is a happy place,
Come, let us go to Canaan.

2 When I shall join that bless├ęd throng
In the glorious land of Canaan,
I'll sing the great Redeemer's song
With the happy saints of Canaan:
There Jesus sits upon His throne,
Exalted high in Canaan;
Inviting all His children home,
To dwell with Him in Canaan. [Chorus]

3 Come, sinner, turn, and go with me,
For Jesus waits in Canaan,
With angels bright to welcome thee
To all the joys of Canaan:
Come freely to salvation's streams,
They sweetly flow in Canaan:
There everlasting glory beams
Around His throne in Canaan: [Chorus]


Source: Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #339

Author: John Curwen

Curwen, John, son of the Rev. S. Curwen, of an old Cumberland family, born at Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, Nov. 14, 1816, and educated at Coward College, and University College, London. In 1838 he became assistant minister in the Independent Church, Basingstoke; co-pastor at Stowmarket in 1841, and pastor at Plaistow, Essex, in 1844. There he developed and promoted the Tonic Sol-fa method of teaching to sing, using it in his own schools and church, and lecturing upon it in various parts of the country. Resigning his ministry through ill health, in 1867, he established a printing and publishing business in order the better to create a Tonic Sol-fa literature. In 1853 he assisted in founding the Tonic Sol-fa Association, for the promotion of that… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O what has Jesus done for me, he came from the land of Canaan
Title: Oh, What has Jesus Done for me?
Author: John Curwen
Meter: 8 7, 8 7. D. Iambic. With Chorus.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Canaan, bright Canaan
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d192

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Hymnal and Order of Service #339

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Hymnal #339

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #133

Sunshine for Sunday Schools #d76

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The Salvation Army Music #218

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d610

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