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Canaan’s Peaceful Shore 490

Tune: D. J. Givens, 1909
Alto: Miss Minnie Givens, 1909
Meter: 6s (6,6,6,6)
I'm on my journey home,
To Canaan's peaceful shore,
Where troubles never come
And partings are no more.


O Canaan, sweet Canaan,
I'm bound for Canaan's land to dwell.

When earthly cares are o'er,
On angel's wings I'll fly,
To Canaan's happy shore,
A brighter world on high.

This song is affectionately inscribed to the composer's grandfather, Daniel J. Melvin. After living a life of more than four score years, he crossed over the river and joined the angel band that never grows old or weary.