We are marching to Canaan, through the desert vast

We are marching to Canaan, through the desert vast

Author: M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [We are marching to Canaan]
Published in 5 hymnals

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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

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canedy Slade, 1826-1882 Born: Jan­u­a­ry 18, 1826, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Died: Ap­ril 15, 1882, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Buried: Som­er­set, Mass­a­chu­setts. A min­is­ter’s wife and teach­er, Slade was as­sist­ant ed­it­or of The New Eng­land Journal of Ed­u­ca­tion. Lyrics-- Beautiful Christ­mas Beyond This Land of Part­ing Footprints of Je­sus Gathering Home Hark, the Gen­tle Voice Kingdom Is Com­ing, The Loved One, Fare­well Once o’er Ju­dea’s Hills by Night Over Jor­dan Tell It Again Ten Vir­gins, The There’s a Fount­ain Free Who at My Door Is Stand­ing? --hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are marching to Canaan, through the desert vast
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Refrain First Line: To Jordan when we come


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