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Song of the Week: “Canaan Bound (Live)”

Andrew Peterson, our faithful Proprietor, is hard at work on a special “best of” collection, re-recording several old favorites selected by a special fan vote taken earlier this summer. Such compilations are great portals into an artist’s full body of work, but what AP’s fans might not realize is that he also has a great selection of Appendix releases available with demos, alternate versions, live tracks, and other rarities. Our song of the week is a lovely live version of “Canaan Bound” and is one of 25 tracks found on Andrew’s Appendix A: Bootlegs & B-Sides. If you’ve never ventured into the Appendix series, they’re a great addition for any AP fan, old or new. You can use coupon code “CANAAN” to get 15% off of Appendix A in the Rabbit Room store this week.

Sarah, take me by my arm Tomorrow we are Canaan bound Where westward sails the golden sun And Hebron’s hills are amber crowned

So bid your troubled heart be still The grass, they say, is soft and green The trees are tall and honey-filled So, Sarah, come and walk with me

Like the stars across the heavens flung Like water in the desert sprung Like the grains of sand, our many sons Oh, Sarah, fair and barren one Come to Canaan, come

I trembled at the voice of God A voice of love and thunder deep With love He means to save us all And Love has chosen you and me

Long after we are dead and gone A thousand years our tale be sung How faith compelled and bore us on How barren Sarah bore a son So come to Canaan, come

Where westward sails the golden sun And Hebron’s hills are amber crowned Oh, Sarah, take me by my arm Tomorrow we are Canaan Bound

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