511. On Jordan's Stormy Banks

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

Chorus:
I am bound for the promised land,
I am bound for the promised land;
O who will come and go with me?
I am bound for the promised land.

2 O’er all those wide extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God the Son forever reigns,
And scatters night away. (Chorus)

3 No chilling winds or pois'nous breath
Can reach that healthful shore;
Sickness and sorrow, pain and death
Are felt and feared no more. (Chorus)

4 When I shall reach that happy place,
And be forever blest?
When shall I see my Father’s face,
And in His bosom rest. (Chorus)

Text Information
First Line: On Jorday's stormy banks I stand
Title: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
Author: Samuel Stennett
Refrain First Line: I am bound for the promised land
Publication Date: 1980
Scripture: ; ;
Tune Information
Name: [On Jordan's stormy banks I stand]
Arranger: Region M. McIntosh
Key: D Major
Source: American folk hymn



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