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Cross Over Jordan Today

Dost thy soul ransomed from Egypt

Author: Charles W. Naylor
Tune: [Dost thy soul, ransomed from Egypt]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 Dost thy soul ransomed from Egypt,
Yet in the wilderness stay?
Canaan’s fair land is before thee,
Cross over Jordan today.

Refrain:
Look, oh, my brother,
Canaan, the land of the blest,
Lies now before thee;
Haste to the place of thy rest.

2 Spend not thy life thus forever
Treading the wilderness way;
Enter the fullness of favor,
Cross over Jordan today. [Refrain]

3 Life will be pleasanter, sweeter,
Stony no longer the way;
Many the foes left behind thee—
Cross over Jordan today. [Refrain]

4 Why dost thou shrink from the crossing?
Thinkest thou still of delay?
Waiting will not make thee stronger,
Cross over Jordan today. [Refrain]

5 Thou art abundantly able,
Falter not now by the way;
Grace all-abounding is waiting,
Cross over Jordan today. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dost thy soul ransomed from Egypt
Title: Cross Over Jordan Today
Author: Charles W. Naylor
Meter: 8.7.8.7.5.7.5.7
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Look, O my brother, Canaan
Copyright: Public Domain

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Timeless Truths #218

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