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Deep River

Full Text

Deep river, my home is over Jordan.
Deep river, Lord,
I want to cross over into campground.
Oh, don't you want to go to that gospel feast,
that promised land where all is peace?
Oh, deep river, Lord,
I want to cross over into campground.

Source: Worship and Rejoice #538

Text Information

First Line: Deep river, my home is over Jordan
Title: Deep River
Source: African American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Don't you want to go
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #1208
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Worship and Rejoice #538


Instances (1 - 10 of 10)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #605Text
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #479
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #134
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #702
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #8Text
The Cyber Hymnal #1208TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #494
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #174Text
Worship and Rejoice #538TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #186
Include 6 pre-1979 instances