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Twelve Men Went to Spy Out Canaan

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DTwelve men went to spy out Canaan,
(GTen were Dbad, Atwo were Dgood)
DWhat do you think they saw in Canaan?
(GTen were Dbad, Atwo were Dgood)
DSome saw giants, Gbig and Dtall!
ESome saw grapes in Aclusters fall,
DSome saw God was Gin it Dall.
(GTen were Dbad, Atwo were Dgood)

21 Responses to “Twelve Men Went to Spy Out Canaan”

  1. March 1st, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Stephen says:

    Thankyou for this helpful resource. I wanted to check up on the words for this song which I learned over 50 years ago, for possible use in our church youth “Growth Groups” .

  2. March 1st, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Stephen says:

    Rate 5/5!

  3. May 20th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    DeAnn Eddy says:

    Do you know who wrote it?

  4. July 21st, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Beryl Jenefa says:

    I wanted my daughter to learn this song which i learnt during my childhood and i was little worried that i forgot the lyrics… But great i got it…..

  5. October 15th, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Roger says:

    I wanted to use this song in a sermon for adults!

  6. November 13th, 2014 at 7:21 am

    KATHERINE S. says:

    Always a good classic song. I teach 4’s & love to use songs to go with the stories from the Bible.

  7. January 3rd, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Ruth Vogdes says:

    I need the music, but learned this awhile ago and forgot the music to it. Thanks for the lyrics. At least I can teach that much to our three and four year olds tomorrow in S.S.

  8. February 17th, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Becky says:

    Thanks for the lyrics. An mp3 that knew the whole song would be helpful.

  9. May 23rd, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Beverley Smith says:

    The missionaries which were with our Church in South Africa lead the the childrens songs and when they went back to the USA I found as a Sunday school teacher I did not all the words ! Thank you ! 🙂

  10. June 13th, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Elisabeth McClung says:

    Does anyone have piano sheet music for this chorus??

  11. August 21st, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    mark says:

    Thanks, our son and daughter heard at camp. Fun song that reminds us of the Lord’s greatness and lessons for life.

  12. November 1st, 2016 at 8:07 am

    H Johnston says:

    Really good to find this chorus. After over 60 years I had forgotten some of the words and wanted it for a message I was preparing. 10/10

  13. October 19th, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Lorie G Hallberg says:

    I need the printed music for this song, any ideas on where to obtain it???

  14. December 7th, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Angelica says:

    Here is a video of my kids singing the whole song, i hope it helps:

  15. December 22nd, 2017 at 9:49 am

    anita says:

    Great work! Much appreciated! Could also reference the passage in scripture that it’s based on? If I missed that somewhere my apologies

  16. February 17th, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Brian Russell says:

    I’ve sung this to myself since I learnt it 60+ years ago and there are small differences. Unless the tune is different the above doesn’t scan qquite right. What I remember is::
    Twelve spies were sent to spy out Canaan,
    Ten were bad, two were god.
    What did they find to spy in Canaan?
    Ten were bad, two were good.
    Some saw the giants great and tal.
    Some saw the grapes in clusters fall,
    Some saw that God was in it all.
    Ten were bad, two were good.
    I hope this is useful to someone.

  17. November 3rd, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Asena says:

    The MP3 audo- have you listened to it? Hilarious.

  18. January 23rd, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Betty says:

    Though I had the words right, but was off on next to the last line.

  19. February 6th, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Terry Shoemaker says:

    What is the tune to this song?

  20. April 27th, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Maisie Elliott says:

    Thanks for the lyrics of this chorus. I learnt it in Sunday School many years ago and would like to teach my students. I had most of the lyrics but wasn’t sure of one of the lines. Appreciated

  21. October 25th, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Sandra says:

    My kids learned this song at BSF years ago but we couldn’t remember all of the words. Thanks for clearing it up for us!

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