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Bound for Canaan 82

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Elisha J. King, 1844
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Poet: John Leland, 1793
Meter: 7s,6s (7,6,7,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
O when shall I see Jesus,
And reign with Him above?
And from the flowing fountain
Drink ever lasting love!

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 1 (Lines 1, 2, 3, & 4)
Chorus
I’m on my way to Canaan,
To the New Jerusalem.


2
When shall I be delivered
From this vain world of sin?
And with my blessed Jesus
Drink endless pleasures in.

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 1 (Lines 5, 6, 7, & 8)
3
But now I am a soldier,
My Captain’s gone before;
He’s given me my orders,
And bids me ne’er give o’er.

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 2 (Lines 1, 2, 3, & 4)
4
His promises are faithful,
A righteous crown He’ll give,
And all His valiant soldiers
Eternally shall live.

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 2 (Lines 5, 6, 7, & 8)
5
Through grace I feel determined
To conquer, tho’ I die;
And then away to glory,
On wings of love I’ll fly.

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 3 (Lines 1, 2, 3, & 4)