We are marching on to Canaan, and Jehovah

We are marching on to Canaan, and Jehovah

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Tune: [We are marching on to Canaan]
Published in 25 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 We are marching on to Canaan,
And Jehovah is our Guide;
We are marching thro’ the desert,
He is ever at our side.
In the darkness, or the danger,
We can never go astray,
With Jehovah for our Leader
And our Guide upon the way.

Refrain:
On! steadily on!
Steadily marching to the happy land of Canaan;
On! steadily on!
Verily guided by Jehovah’s hand are we.
On! steadily on!
Steadily marching to the happy land of Canaan;
On! steadily on!
Steadily marching to the happy land we go.

2 We are marching thro’ the desert,
And the manna all around
With the dew of night is falling,
And is cov’ring all the ground.
From the smitten rock the waters
In their sparkling fullness flow,
Thus delighting and refreshing
Us the weary journey thro’. [Refrain]

3 We are marching thro’ the desert,
To the promised land divine,
To the land of milk and honey,
To the land of corn and wine.
We are marching thro’ the desert,
We approach the shining shore;
From our home beyond the Jordan
We shall wander nevermore. [Refrain]

Source: Make Christ King: a selection of high class gospel music for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #48

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are marching on to Canaan, and Jehovah
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Refrain First Line: On, steadily on

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