713. 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;
Oh, 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 shall I see my Father's face,
And in God's bosom rest? [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: On Jordan's stormy banks I stand
Title: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
Author: Samuel Stennett, 1727-1795
Refrain First Line: I am bound for the promised land
Meter: CM with refrain
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ;
Topic: All Souls: November 2nd; Funeral: Sacraments; Comfort (7 more...)
Tune Information
Adapter: Rigdon McCoy McIntosh, 1836-1899
Arranger: Norman Johnson, 1928-1983
Meter: CM with refrain
Key: E♭ Major
Source: American melody
Copyright: arr. © 1968, Singspiration Music (ASCAP)

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