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Sweet Canaan 87

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Arranged by Elisha J. King, 1844
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Poet: Meadís General Selection, 1807
Meter: Long Meter Half (8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Oh who will come and go with me?
I am bound for the land of Canaan.
Iím bound fair Canaanís land to see,
Iím bound for the land of Canaan.

(Chorus)


Oh! who will come and go with me,, Lines 1 & 2
Chorus
Oh Canaan, sweet Canaan,
Iím bound for the land of Canaan.
Sweet Canaan, ítis my happy home;
I am bound for the land of Canaan.


2
Iíll join with those whoíve gone before,
I am bound for the land of Canaan.
Where sin and sorrow are no more,
I am bound for the land of Canaan.

(Chorus)


Oh! who will come and go with me,, Lines 3 & 4