Composer: Henry Lake Gilmour
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Composer: Henry Lake Gilmour

Henry Lake Gilmour United Kingdom 1836-1920. Born at Londonderry, Ireland, he emigrated to America as a teenager, thinking he wanted to learn navigation. When he reached the U.S., he arrived in Philadelphia and decided to seek his fortune in America. He started working as a painter, then served in the American Civil War, where he was captured and spent several months in Libby Prison, Richmond, VA. He married Letitia Pauline Howard in 1858. After the war he trained as a dentist and did that for many years. In 1869 he moved to Wenonah, NJ, and helped found the Methodist church there in 1885. He served as Sunday school superintendent and, for four decades, directed the choir at the Pittman Grove Camp Meeting, also working as song leade… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: ULURU
Composer: Henry Lake Gilmour
Incipit: 51113 26617 65171
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


The Canaan Land of Perfect Love

A goodly land mine eyes behold,
With bounteous fruitage richly blest;
With pastures green, and waters still,
Where weary hearts may sweetly rest;
The wilderness left far behind,
With eager heart I press ahead,
For God hath given unto me
Each foot of land my feet shall tread.

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The Cyber Hymnal #740
Text: The Canaan Land of Perfect Love
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