552. 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.

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 All o'er those wide extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God the Son forever reigns
And scatters night away. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

4 When shall I reach that happy place,
And be forever blest?
When I shall see my Father's face,
And in His bosom rest? [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: On Jordan's stormy banks I stand
Title: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
Author: Samuel Stennett
Refrain First Line: I am bound for the promised land
Meter: C.M. with Refrain
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Life Everlasting
Tune Information
Arranger: Rigdon M. McIntosh
Meter: C.M. with Refrain
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Traditional American melody

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