By Steve Brett

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Sharrow. 12s & 11s.

An E♭ major folk hymn in 4/4 time. Composed 2018.

Text from John A Granade, 1804.

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Ye children of Zion, who're aiming for glory,
Enlisted with Jesus to fight against hell,
New Canaan's bright borders are now just before you,
Though Jordan's proud billows its banks over-swell.
Ten thousand have crossed it, and now join in glory,
A-shouting and telling the triumphant story;
And Jesus, our Savior, will bring us all over,
In Canaan's blest regions, forever to dwell.

This makes my heart joyful, it fills me with pleasure.
That suff'ring and toiling will one day be o'er.
With Jesus my Savior I'll there count my treasure,
Where sin, pain, and sorrow can reach me no more.
Be bold and courageous, and fear not the devil,
Though he should speak of you all manner of evil.
For though Satan rages, yet Jesus engages
To bring in all safely to Canaan's fair shore.

I feel his love blazing, my spirits are raising;
Had I angel's pinions, away would I go.
And see that bright city, and hear angels praising,
And all the enjoyments of glory I'd know.
To God the great Father, who shines throughout heaven,
All glory from saints and from angels be given;
My heart is on fire – my Jesus draws nigher –
His love, like an ocean within me doth flow.