Over Jordan

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1 In that country which lies over Jordan,
In that sweet Paradise over there,
We are going to dwell with the Savior,
And with Him endless glory share.

Chorus:
Over Jordan,
Over Jordan,
In that sweet Paradise over there,
We are going to dwell with the Savior,
And with Him endless glory share.

2 Over there are the beautiful mansions
That the Savior has gone to prepare,
And the city of God, bright and golden,
With its walls deck'd with jewels rare. [Chorus]

3 All the dear ones we lov'd, and who lov'd us,
We shall meet on that sorrowless shore,
Glorified, made immortal and tearless;
We shall meet there to part no more. [Chorus]

4 We shall there see the face of the Father,
Who for mortals such wonders has done;
Who to die for us while we were rebels,
Sent His only begotten Son. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #99

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: In that country which lies over Jordan
Title: Over Jordan
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Over Jordan
Publication Date: 1888
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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