Thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah.@Isaiah 62:4
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Elisha A. Hoffman (1839-1929)

Elisha A. Hoffman, 1888. Appeared in Living Hymns, by John Wanamaker & John R. Sweney (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1890), page 7.

Kigali Joseph Garrison (🔊 pdf nwc).

I am passing down the valley
That they say is so lone,
But I find that all the pathway
Is with flowers overgrown;
’Tis to me the vale of Beulah,
’Tis a beautiful way,
For the Savior walks beside me,
My companion all day.

Refrain

Vale of Beulah! Vale of Beulah!
Thou art precious to me;
For the lovely land of Canaan
In the distance I see.

Not a shadow, not a shadow
Ever darkens the way,
For a radiance of rare glory
Shines upon it all day;
And the music, sweetly chanted
By the heavenly throng,
Floats in cadence down the valley,
And it cheers me along.

Refrain

So I journey with rejoicing
Toward the city of light,
While each day my joy is deeper,
And the path grows more bright;
And I near the open portals
Of the kingdom above,
For this highway leads to Canaan,
To the kingdom of love.

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