View the Land
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Way over Jordan, View the land (x2), Way over Jordan, View the heavenly land (x2),"Verses: The singer is "born of God," wants to go to heaven and wear "gospel shoes," warns "stop telling your lies" and "let your neighbor be"
EARLIEST DATE: 1874 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dett, pp. 138-139, "View de Land" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 182 in the 1874 edition)
NOTES: Dett's verses follow the chorus pattern "view the land, view the land" and "view the heavenly land." - BS
Presumably this is an allusion to the story of Moses, who was not allowed to enter the Promised Land but was allowed to view it from Mount Pisgah. - RBW
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