Scripture Verse

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Mar­gar­et J. Har­ris, 1908 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

I long ago left Egypt
For the promised land,
I trusted in my Savior,
And to His guiding hand;
He led me out to vict’ry
Through the great Red Sea,
I sang a song of triumph,
And shouted, I am free!

Refrain

You need not look for me,
Down in Egypt’s sand,
For I have pitched my tent
Far up in Beulah land;
You need not look for me,
Down in Egypt’s sand,
For I have pitched my tent
Far up in Beulah land.

I followed close beside Him,
And the land soon found,
I did not halt or tremble,
For Canaan I was bound;
My guide I fully trusted,
And He led me in,
I shouted, Hallelujah!
My heart is free from sin!

Refrain

I started for the highlands
Where the fruits abound,
I pitched my tent near Hebron,
There grapes of Eschol found,
With milk and honey flowing,
And new wine so free;
I have no love for Egypt,
It has no charms for me.

Refrain

My heart is so enraptured
As I press along,
Each day I find new blessings
Which fill my heart with song;
I’m ever marching onward
To that land on high,
Some day I’ll reach my mansion
That’s builded in the sky.

Refrain