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318. On Jordan's stormy banks I stand

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

O the transporting, rapturous scene,
That rises to my sight;
Sweet fields arrayed in living green,
And rivers of delight!

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

No chilling winds,nor poisonous breath,
Can reach that healthful shore;
Sickness and sorrow, pain and death,
Are felt and feared no more.

When shall I reach that happy place,
And be forever blest?
When shall I see my Father's face,
And in his bosom rest?

Filled with delight, my raptured soul
Would here no longer stay:
Though Jordan's waves around me roll,
I'd fearless launch away.

On the other side of Jordan, Hallelujah!

Text Information
First Line: On Jordan's stormy banks I stand
Title: On Jordan's stormy banks I stand
Author: J. T. White
Publication Date: 1854
Meter: C.M.
Source: Psalmist, Hymn 1173
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: C.M.

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