I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites…unto a land flowing with milk and honey.@Exodus 3:17

George F. Root (1820-1895) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George F. Root (1820-1895)

O the way is long and weary,
And our bleeding feet are sore;
Is it far to Canaan’s land?
Is it far to Canaan’s land?
In the desert we are longing
For its shelter more and more
Is it far, is it far to Canaan’s land?

Refrain

We are weary, we are weary
Sadly wand’ring thro’ the wilderness,
And o’er the desert sand;
We are weary, oh so weary,
Is it far, is it far to Canaan’s land?

Thro’ the wilderness we’re foll’wing
Where the stronger ones have led;
Is it far to Canaan’s land?
Is it far to Canaan’s land?
Where the sand is often burning,
And the ground our only bed.
Is it far, is it far to Canaan’s land?

Refrain

O how sweet would be a resting place,
A safe and quiet home;
Is it far to Canaan’s land?
Is it far to Canaan’s land?
Where the cruel days of bondage
And of fear will never come,
Is it far, is it far to Canaan’s land?

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