Author: Samuel Stennett, 1727-1795 Hymnal: African American Heritage Hymnal #586 (2001) Meter: 18.104.22.168 D Hymnal Title: African American Heritage Hymnal First Line: On Jordan's stormy banks I stand Refrain First Line: I am bound for the promised land Lyrics: 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 I shall reach that happy place
And be forever blest?
When shall I see my Father's face,
And in God's bosom rest? [Refrain] Topics: Everlasting Life; Jesus Christ His Ascension and Reign; Jesus Christ His Glory and Power Scripture: Joshua 1:2 Languages: English Tune Title: STORMY BANKS
On Jordan's Stormy Banks