I Fled From Egypts Bondage


I fled from Egypt’s bondage,
I heard that help was near;
I cast my care on Jesus,
And He dispersed my fear:
I passed between the billows;
Walled up on every hand,
I trusted to my captain,
And sought the promised land.

Refrain:
I am over, yes over
On Canaan’s shore I stand;
I am over, yes, over,
In the promised land.

I sang a song of triumph,
I shouted o’er and o’er;
And then pursued my journey,
For Canaan’s happy shore:
I came to Sinai’s mountain,
I trod the desert sand,
I drank at Horeb’s fountain,
Seeking the promised land. [Refrain]

The spies brought back their message,
Some wept, some said, “We can”;
The land was all ’twas promised,
But who would lead the van?
At last, my heart despairing,
Of entering with this band,
I cried aloud to Jesus,
To show the promised land. [Refrain]

Then, after weary marches,
And many a longing sigh,
I found the river crossing,
And saw the land was nigh:
The Lord looked down in mercy,
By faith I touched His hand,
I followed close beside Him,
And found the promised land. [Refrain]

And now my song of gladness
I’m singing day by day,
For fellowship with Jesus
Makes calm and bright my way;
I fear not for the morrow,
For His almighty hand
I know shall lead and keep me
In this, the promised land. [Refrain]