Camel Train

'Twas a day in early springtime,
By an ancient wayside well,
Eliezer paused to rest his camel train.
He had found a bride for Isaac
Ere the evening shadows fell,
For his weary journey had not been in vain.
  Oh, get ready! Evening shadows fall.
Don't you hear the Eliezer call?
There's going to be a wedding,
And our joy will soon begin,
  In the evening when the camel train comes in.
So he took the fair Rebekah,
Dressed in jewels rich and rare,
Quickly to her waiting bridegroom far away.
Where Rebekah loved her Isaac,
And he loved Rebekah fair;
Oh, it must have been a happy wedding day.
Now the blessed Holy Spirit,
From our Father God above,
Has come down to earth to find a worthy Bride.
For our Isaac over yonder
Has prepared His tents of love,
And He wants His fair Rebekah by His side.
We have left our kinfolk gladly;
We have bade the world goodbye.
We've been called to be His pure and spotless Bride;
Where we'll soon behold our Jesus
In that blest eternity—
What a happy, happy wedding that will be!
Daniel Xu


It's a beautiful song! I'd like to compose a score based on this midi and introduce this song to the fellowship I go to. But the midi file seems rather messy e. g. no reasonable split between measures and notes are spreaded through the staff. I'm using Musescore3 and would like to get a tidier version of the same midi. Could anyone give a help?

Seanne Villanueva

Sacramento, CA, United States

We sang this at our wedding. Today is our 45th wedding anniversary. God is so faithful and Wonderful.

Carolyn Holland

Mission, TX, United States

I sang this as part of Lester Roloff's girls' choir from Rebekah Home for Girls way back in 1973. My family and I always enjoyed singing it in the car on road trips. Great song and great message!

Albert Purtle

Kansas City, MO, United States

I heard this song sung by evangelist Ted Vibbert in the 50's. I believe it was 1947-1952, at Paseo Assembly of God Church-3238 Paseo Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo. It was obviously composed prior to the 70's. I am positive this occurred before my high school graduation in 1956. I believe it was composed by Rev. Hansel Vibbert around 1950, not in the 70's.

James D Reese

Fort Smith, AR, United States

On the internet I've run across sites listing either James Asher, W. M. Lehman or Hansel Paul Vibbert as the writer of this great song. In listening to Jimmy Swaggart's cover, he says Vibbert was the writer. After doing a lot of research, I believe that Vibbert is the writer. It's important to me that the right person get their due credit. So if anyone is able to provide proof of someone other than Vibbert being the writer of this song, I would appreciate your sharing of the fact. Great song!!!

Amos Kimani

Naivasha, Nakuru, Kenya

How wonderful to be Christ bride, we have to leave everything and embrace Him. Our reply just like Rebecca is that ‘I am willing to go with Him.’

Janice Maxsons

Seattle, Washington, United States

To get Eliezer’s name you have to go to Genesis 15:2 where Abraham asks God if his servant is to be his heir. It says Abraham sent his oldest servant.


Hong Kong

May we be those getting ready to meet our Bridegroom in the evening, at the close of this age!

But saints I have a question concerning Eliezer - I have been thinking this is the name of the old servant (from this song I sang before) but reading the book of Genesis Chapter 24 again this morning the name wasn’t there. Did I miss something or is there another portion about this record of seeking a wife for Isaac?

Mike Gallagher

Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States

Not quite the way I was taught back in the 70's. Lyrics slightly different but still a fun song.

Jo Ann

Macon, Georgia, United States

Thank you so very much for your help. I was finally able to download the song "Camel Train" and the music lines for it. My pastor will thank you too. It was at his request that I was trying to get it for him. He has been quite ill lately so that was also an extreme reason to try to get a copy for him. Again thank your for your help and may God Bless you for your kindness and may you prosper in this website.


Jo Ann Irons