CCXXXIX. On Jordan's rugged banks I stand

1 On Jordan's rugged banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan's fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.

2 O the transporting, rapturous scene,
That rises to my sight!
Sweet fields array'd in living green,
And rivers of delight!

3 There gen'rous fruit that never fails,
On trees immortal grow:
There rocks and hills, and brooks and vales,
With milk and honey flow.

4 O'er all those wide extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God, the sun, forever reigns,
And scatters night away.

5 No chilling winds, or poisonous breath
Can reach that healthful shore:
Sickness and sorrow, pain and death
Are felt and fear'd no more.

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First Line: On Jordan's rugged banks I stand
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1816
Topic: Of Heaven and Future Happiness
Source: Williston's selection
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