Ye children of Zion who are aiming for glory

Ye children of Zion who are aiming for glory

Author: John A. Granade
Tune: CANAAN (Carrell)
Published in 31 hymnals

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1. Ye children of Zion, who're aiming for glory.
Enlisted with Jesus to fight against hell,
New Canaan's bright borders are now just before you,
Though Jordan's proud billows its banks o'er-swell.
Ten thousand have crossed it, and now join in glory,
A shouting and telling the triumphant story;
And Jesus, our Savior, will bring us all over,
In Canaan's blest regions, forever to dwell.

2. This makes my heart joyful, it fills me with pleasure.
That suffering and toiling will one day be o'er.
With Jesus my Savior I'll there count my treasure.
Where sin, pain, and sorrow can reach me no more.
Be bold and courageous, and fear not the devil.
Though he should speak of you all manner of evil.
For though Satan rages, yet Jesus engages
To bring in all safely to Canaan's fair shore.

3. Like ships on the ocean we're tossed by commotion.
But Christ is the pilot, and he's a sure guide:
If sick and afflicted, kind love has a lotion
Which flows in abundance from Jesus's side.
Though Satan's wild whirlwinds like deluges roaring.
And floods of temptation as hail are down pouring,
Though devils should haunt you, yet let them not daunt you,
For Jesus rules over the wind and the tide.

4. I feel his love blazing, my spirits are raising,
Had I angel's pinions, away would I go.
And see that bright city, and hear angels praising,
And all the enjoyments of glory I'd know.
To God the great Father, who shines throughout heaven,
All glory from saints and from angels be given;
My heart is on fire – my Jesus draws nigher –
His love, like an ocean within me doth flow.

5. His love so constrains me, this earth can't contain me,
My soul is so joyful, I'm filled with new wine,
Tis grace that supports me, and glory awaits me,
While light from his presence within me doth shine.
Bright angels attend me where-e'er I am going,
And Jesus directs me, whatever I'm doing:
A subject of wonder, on which angels ponder.
That beggars are raised to a life so divine.

Source: Songs of Zion: being a small collection of tunes, principally original; with appropriate lines, adapted to divine worship #33

Author: John A. Granade

Born: 1770, New Bern County, North Carolina. Died: December 6, 1807, Sumner County, Tennessee. After a period of desperate depression, Granade came to Christ in 1800 at a Presbyterian camp meeting at Desha’s Creek, Sumner County, Tennessee. Ordained a Methodist circuit riding preacher, Granade was referred to by the Nashville Banner as the "wild man of Goose Creek" (Sumner County, Tennessee) and was also variously known as "the poet of the backwoods" and "the Wild Man of Holston." Granade worked in part in the world of shape-note singing in the Shenandoah Valley, where a variety of musical sources, both sacred and profane, were at play. His works include: Pilgrim’s Songster (Lexington, Kentucky: 1804)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ye children of Zion who are aiming for glory
Author: John A. Granade
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 31 of 31)

A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Used at Camp and Prayer Meetings #d240

A General Selection of the Newest and Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use. 2nd ed. #d123

A New and Choice Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d175

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Designed for the Use of the Pious #d154

Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d159

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d508

Pilgrim's Songster #d104

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Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #II.60

Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d404

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Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #1

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Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #1

Social Melodies #d154

Songs of Zion #d108

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Songs of Zion #33

Songs of Zion. 8th ed. #d129

The Canadian Minstrel #d101

The Christian Companion; or, Camp-Meeting Hymn Book #d107

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d274

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d266

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #1087

The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d159

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The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book #84

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The New England Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #49

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The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal #III.27

The Spiritual Songster. lst ed. #d115

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The Sweet Singer of Israel #59

The Western Harp #d259

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The Zion Songster #83

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The Zion Songster #83

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