The Promised Land

We're marching to the promised land, A land all fair and bright

Author: John R. Clements; Author: William Hunter
Published in 54 hymnals

Representative Text

1 We're marching to the promised land,
A land all fair and bright;
Come, join our happy, youthful band,
And seek the plains of light.

Oh, come and join our youthful band,
Our songs and triumphs share;
We soon shall reach the promised land,
And rest for ever there.

2 The Saviour feeds his little flock,
His grace is richly given;
The living waters from the rock,
And daily bread from heaven. [Chorus]

3 In that bright land no sin is found,
But all are happy there;
And youthful voices there shall join
With the angelic choir. [Chorus]

4 Our teachers kind do point the way,
And guide our feet aright,
To those bright realms of endless day
Where Jesus is the light. [Chorus]

Source: The New Sabbath School Hosanna: enlarged and improved: a choice collection of popular hymns and tunes, original and selected: for the Sunday school and the family circle... #62

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We're marching to the promised land, A land all fair and bright
Title: The Promised Land
Author: William Hunter
Author: John R. Clements
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O come and join our faithful band
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 54 of 54)
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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #359

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #872

American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a331

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa331

Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns; or The Child's Sunday School Music Book #d106

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Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns #91

Anniversary Hymns #d91

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d257

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Devotional Melodies #105

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Every Sabbath #48

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Fresh Leaves for the use of Sabbath Schools #73

Fruits and Flowers #d173

Glad Tidings #d103

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #935

Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d232

Musical Leaves #d20

Musical Leaves for Sabbath Schools #d136

Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d312

Pocket Hymn Book for Social Worshp Everywhere #d90

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Praises #39

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d259

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Silver Wings #76

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Songs of the Covenant #113

Sunday School Hymn Book #d494

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #331

The Anniversary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d196

The Anniversary and Sunday School Music Book Nos. 1 and 2 with additions #d62

The Canadian Warbler #d183

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The Christian Songster #6

The Church Hymn Book #d1095

The Dominion Hymnal #285

The Gospel Shower; a Collection of Gospel Hymns #d174

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The Minstrel of Zion #81

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The New Sabbath School Hosanna #62

The Revival Music Book #d69

The Sabbath Chimes #d302

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The Sabbath School Bell #62

The Sabbath School Hosanna #d184

The Singer's Choice #d206

The Sunday School Banner #d146

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The Sunday-School Music Book #35

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d441

The Western Harp #d233

The Westminster Collection of Sabbath School Hymns and Tunes #d126

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The Young People's Chorister #195

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Twilight Zephyrs #64

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Young Singer's Friend #a140

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