i cannot stay away or egypt land

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serenityk6
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i cannot stay away or egypt land

Post by serenityk6 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:41 am

looking for a song that is called I cannot stay away or may be titled egypt land

where was i when the Lord saved me
at the gates of death and misery
He picked me up and He set me free
by the blood He shed on Calvary

I cannot stay away; i cannot stay away
i don't want to die in egypt land

please help
Guest

i cannot stay away or egypt land

Post by Guest » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:43 am

Not sure where the song originated, who wrote it, or who actually recorded it, but as it is done in our area is as follows: The first verse and chorus you have is followed by these: The old ark angel came a stepping down with a long white robe and a crown in his hand. golden slippers on his feet, to walk that city with the golden streets. I cannot stay away, i cannot stay away. i dont want to die in egypt land. when i cross that river, i'll kneel at his feet. i'll tell him my journey has been mighty sweet. no more heartaches, my troubles are gone. I'll live with Jesus in my brand new home. I cannot stay away. I cannot stay away. I dont want to die in egypt land.
Guest

i cannot stay away or egypt land

Post by Guest » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:32 am

THATS IT!!! I am soooo glad I found this finally.
thank you all so much
Guest

i cannot stay away or egypt land

Post by Guest » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:42 am

I remember my grandfather, a United Baptist Elder, singing this song in the stand. It's been so long, but I remember a verse that started out; "Mary and Martha were in distress, about their brother Lazurus' death- Mary weeped and Martha mourned, Jesus in His own way..." That's where I lose it. Can anyone remember that? I don't ever know of papaw being any sort of song writer. So, I really don't think he came up with the verse. I may just be an Eastern Kentucky, United Baptist addition, I can't say for curtain. I'm not even curtain that was word for word, the verse. I'd say it's pretty close. Any clues?
Myra_pack

Re: i cannot stay away or egypt land

Post by Myra_pack » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:41 pm

Egypt's Land

Where was I when the lord saved me
Down At the gates of death and misery
Well He picked me up and set me free
By the blood He shed on Calvary

I cannot stay away, I cannot stay away
I don't want to die in Egypt land

As The old ark angel came a stepping down with a long white robe and a crown in his hand.
golden slippers on his feet, he walks that city with the golden streets.

I cannot stay away, i cannot stay away. i dont want to die in egypt land.

when i cross deaths river, i'll kneel at his feet. i'll tell him my journey has been mighty sweet.
no more heartaches, my troubles are gone.
I'm gonna live with Jesus in my brand new home.

I cannot stay away. I cannot stay away. I dont want to die in egypt land

As Mary came running at the break of day only to find that the stone had been rolled away
an angel sitting on it all dressed in white saying he's not here children he's alive

Come on little children let's all go home
To walk with Jesus in my brand new home.
.....



I can’t remember all of the last verse but this is how they sing it where I am from in WV
chall.2014

Re: i cannot stay away or egypt land

Post by chall.2014 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:20 pm

I have no idea who or where the song came from, but Seeing as how I cannot find any artists recording it, or lyrics online, anf he songs deep spiritual understanding of things (Egypt=sin), I would assume it's an old time local traditional song, and not a wordly tradition.

This is the fourth verse i use after the other three mentioned already above.


Now come on children let's all go home
To that land where the angels roam
Well see God's light and beauty so rare.
In that city built Foursquare.

Here is a video of it being sung in one.
https://youtu.be/__8TvCumOlU
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