The Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light. Exodus 13:21
Words: Henry G. Jackson, 1889.
Music: Santa Rosa William S. Nickle, 1889 (🔊 pdf nwc).
From Egypt’s cruel bondage fled,
Obedient to our Lord’s command,
And by His Word and Spirit led,
We’re on the way to Canaan’s land!
We’re on the way, a pilgrim band;
We’re on the way to Canaan’s land;
Divinely guided day by day,
We’re on the way, we’re on the way.
Through wildernesses wide and drear,
Our Lord will guide our steps aright,
Behold to prove His presence here,
The cloud by day, the fire by night!
His power the smitten rock controls,
A crystal stream our need supplies,
He feeds our hungry, fainting souls,
With daily manna from the skies!
In hostile lands we feel no fear;
No foe our onward march can stay;
In every conflict He is near,
Whose presence cheers us on the way.
Ere long, the river crossed, we’ll meet
The ransomed host at His right hand;
And there receive a welcome sweet,
From our dear Lord to Canaan’s land!