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Out of Egypt into Canaan

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1 When I fled from Egypt’s bondage,
And crossed the raging sea,
I heard about a country
That was reserved for me;
Some said they’d seen its mountains,
Its cool and sparkling streams,
Its hills and vales and fountains,
O’er which the sunlight gleams.

I’m over the Jordan tide,
The waters did there divide;
I’m in the land of Canaan,
Abundantly satisfied,
And now with joy and gladness
I’m singing along the way;
In fellowship with Jesus
I’m happy night and day.

2 With old Egypt far behind me,
The Canaan land ahead,
I started on my journey,
By God so strangely led;
He brought me to the Jordan,
With Canaan now in view,
He opened up the waters,
And led me safely through. [Refrain]

3 I am in the land of Canaan,
This land of corn and wine,
The atmosphere is pleasant,
The fruit is large and fine;
The streams with milk and honey,
Are made to overflow,
Here all the fragrant flowers,
In great abundance grow. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Comforter #73

Author: Isaiah G. Martin

Martin, Isaiah Guyman. (Gentry County, Missouri, April 18, 1862--August 23, 1957, Pasadena, California). Richmond School of Music; Missouri (now Kansas) Wesleyan; Iliff School of Theology. Married in 1905, two sons, one daughter. Converted at age 12, joined the Baptist Church; 1893 joined the Methodist Church and began his ministry. 1903 joined the Church of the Nazarene and in 1905 was appointed District Superintendent of "all the territory east of the Rocky Mountains." Pastored First Church of the Nazarene, Chicago; evangelist. Tenor soloist; composed songs as a hobby (around 200), frequently while playing the reed organ. "Eastern Gate" is probably his most familiar hymn. It was written as a tribute to Dr. P.F. Bresee's traditional far… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I fled from Egypt's bondage
Title: Out of Egypt into Canaan
Author: Isaiah G. Martin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm over the Jordan tide
Copyright: Public Domain



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