Hymn Information

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Bright Canaan
Words: Early American Folk Hymn
Music: Bright Caanan | Early American Folk Hymn
1. O who will come and go with me?
I am bound for the land of Canaan;
I’m bound fair Canaan’s land to see,
I am bound for the land of Canaan.

2. I’ll join with them who’ve gone before,
I am bound for the land of Canaan;
Where sin and sorrows are no more,
I am bound for the land of Canaan.

3. Together let us sweetly live.
I am bound for the land of Canaan;
Together let us sweetly die,
I am bound for the land of Canaan.

4. If you get there before I do,
I am bound for the land of Canaan;
Look out for me I’m coming too, [alternate version: Then praise the Lord I’m coming too]
I am bound for the land of Canaan.

5. I have some friends before me gone, [alternate version: Part of my friends the prize have won]
I am bound for the land of Canaan;
And I’m resolved to travel on,
I am bound for the land of Canaan.

4. Our songs of praise shall fill the skies,
I am bound for the land of Canaan;
While higher still our joys they rise,
I am bound for the land of Canaan.

5. Then come with me, beloved friend,
I am bound for the land of Canaan;
The joys of heaven shall never end,
I am bound for the land of Canaan.

Refrain:
O Canaan bright Canaan,
I am bound for the land of Canaan.
O Canaan, it is my happy home,
I am bound for the land of Canaan.