I am passing down the valley that they say is so lone

I am passing down the valley that they say is so lone

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [I am passing down the valley] (Garrison)
Published in 52 hymnals

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1. I am passing down the valley
that they say is so lone,
But I find that all the pathway
is with flowers overgrown;
’Tis to me the vale of Beulah,
’tis a beautiful way,
For the Savior walks beside me,
my Companion all day.

Refrain
Vale of Beulah! Vale of Beulah!
Thou art precious to me;
For the lovely land of Canaan
in the distance I see.

2. Not a shadow, not a shadow
ever darkens the way,
For a radiance of rare glory
shines upon it all day;
And the music, sweetly chanted
by the heavenly throng,
Floats in cadence down the valley,
and it cheers me along. [Refrain]

3. So I journey with rejoicing
toward the City of Light,
While each day my joy is deeper,
and the path grows more bright;
And I near the open portals
of the kingdom above,
For this highway leads to Canaan,
to the Kingdom of Love. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7051

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: I am passing down the valley that they say is so lone
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Vale of Beulah, vale of Beulah, thou art precious to me

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