The Canaan Land of Perfect Love

A goodly land mine eyes behold

Author: Ella M. Parks (1902)
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1. 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.

Lord, lead me on to fields untrod,
The mountain heights that tower above;
A vision give me of the land,
The Canaan land of perfect love.

2. What tho’ I hear of giants strong,
And cities walled that rise to Heav’n;
My heav’nly Joshua still leads on,
His mighty strength to me is giv’n;
In armor bright with sword divine
And faith that overcometh all,
My Captain’s orders I obey,
While Jerichos in ruins fall. [Refrain]

3. As on I go new views I gain,
Far reaching fields, and mountains grand;
My soul exults in future joys
Which wait me in this Canaan land.
No lack I know, since He doth lead
In vales with milk and honey blest;
But yet I know there still remains
A boundless land to be possessed. [Refrain]

Author: Ella M. Parks

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First Line: A goodly land mine eyes behold
Title: The Canaan Land of Perfect Love
Author: Ella M. Parks (1902)
Source: Grateful Praise, by William J. Kirkpatrick & Henry Gilmour (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1902), number 44
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord, lead me on to fields untrod
Copyright: Public Domain


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