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'm nearer my home, nearer my home,
Nearer my home to-day,
I'm nearer my home in heaven above,
Than ever I've been before.
2 Oh, the transporting, rapturous scene
That rises to my sight!
Sweet fields arrayed in living green,
And rivers of delight.
3 O'er all those wide-extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God, the Son, forever reigns
And scatters night away.
4 When shall I reach that happy place,
And be forever blest?
When shall I see my Father's face,
And in his bosom rest?
|First Line:||On Jordan's stormy banks I stand|
|Title:||Nearer My Home|
|Refrain First Line:||I'm nearer my home, nearer my home|