They came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.@Exodus 15:27

Ben­ja­min F. Bris­tow, in Songs of Gra­ti­tude, ed­it­ed by James H. Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1877), num­ber 60.

Frank L. Bris­tow (🔊 pdf nwc).

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We are toiling onward, hand in hand;
We are toiling for the promised land;
Come and join our weary pilgrim band,
We shall rest ’neath Elim’s cooling palms.

Refrain

Though the waves loudly roar,
We shall pass safely o’er,
To the bright, happy shore of the blest;
By the clear silver gleam
Of the life giving stream,
We shall rest ’neath Elim’s cooling palms.

Refrain

By the swelling waters, clear and sweet,
After toiling through the desert’s heat,
We shall rest our worn and weary feet,
We shall rest ’neath Elim’s cooling palms.

Refrain

There will be no dark and dreary night,
We shall rest forever from the fight;
We shall dwell forever in the light,
We shall rest ’neath Elim’s cooling palms.

Refrain