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Bound For Canaan 82t

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) 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
Oh when shall I see Jesus
And reign with Him above,
And from the flowing fountain
Drink everlasting love?


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

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


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 1 (Lines 5, 6, 7, & 8)