Scripture Verse

Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah. And the Lord showed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, and the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar. Deuteronomy 34:1–3


Robert Lowry

Words: M. Low­rie Hof­ford, in Joy­ful Lays, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­l­inois: Big­low & Main, 1884), num­ber 17.

Music: Zar­a­go­za Ro­bert Low­ry, 1884 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hof­ford (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


From the lofty hills of Moab,
Where thy weary feet shall stand,
Thou shalt look across the Jordan,
And behold the promised land;
The land of milk and honey,
Fertile land of corn and wine,
The land of springs and fountains,
’Tis the land that shall be thine.

From the lofty hills of Moab,
Thou shalt view the prospect o’er,
’Tis the land the Lord shall give thee,
And ’tis thine forevermore;
And tho’ thy eyes be dazzled
With the splendor of the sight,
Thy heart shall turn with rapture,
To the scene of pure delight.

From the lofty hills of Moab,
It is sweet indeed to rise
To the higher land of promise,
To the Canaan of the skies;
The land of heavenly glory,
Land of beauty all divine,
The land of many mansions,
That forever shall be thine.