’Twas the Lord of hosts that led us
Out of Egypt’s sand;
And He led us through the Red Sea
By His mighty hand,
Never halting in the wilderness,
But His command
Gave assurance we were able
To possess the land.
We are able to go up
And take the country,
And possess the land
From Jordan to the sea;
And, though giants tall be there
Our way to hinder,
God will surely give the victory.
When the spies brought back the message,
This is what they said:
Against giants and walled cities,;
We cannot be led
But a Caleb and a Joshua said,
They’ll be as bread;
We are able to go up,
Possess the land ahead.
When we crossed the river Jordan,
In the land we found:
Wine and oil and milk and honey,
Richest fruits abound;
Sparkling fountains, and the showers
Come upon the ground;
We are able, Hallelujah!
Let God’s praise resound.
There’s no thirsting for old Egypt,
Since we’re in this way,
And we care not what the critics
Or the ten spies say;
For the land abounds in plenty,
And we’re here to stay,
Won’t you come and join us,
Brother, enter in today?