1 We are marching to Canaan, thro' the desert vast,
And the Lord, with cloud by day,
And with light of his presence, till the night is past,
Is shining o'er the way.
To Jordan when we come,
As we cross the billow's foam,
Come thou o'er its wave, our Guide to be.
We are coming, coming, lead us safely home,
Till the shining land we see.
2 Though we thirst in the desert, thou art ever nigh,
Giving waters, clear and sweet;
If we faint on the journey, manna from on high
Is falling at our feet. [Refrain]
3 Green and cool Elim's palm trees, where we peaceful rest,
Dewy shelter sweet and fair;
There our Shepherd has borne us, on his gentle breast,
So loving is his care. [Refrain]
4 When the swelling of Jordan sounds upon the shore,
When its parted waves we see,
We will sing glad hosannas, joyful passing o'er;
We're coming unto thee. [Refrain]
Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #138