Roll, Jordan, roll

O brother, you ought to have been there

Tune: [O preacher, you ought t' have been there] (13555)
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

Refrain:
Roll, Jordan, roll, roll, Jordan, roll,
I want to go to heaven when I die,
To hear Jordan roll.

1 Oh, brothers, you ought t'have been there.
Yes, my Lord!
A sitting in the Kingdom,
To hear Jordan roll. [Refrain]

2 Oh, preachers, you ought t'have been there.
Yes, my Lord!
A sitting in the Kingdom,
To hear Jordan roll. [Refrain]

3 Oh, sinners, you ought t'have been there.
Yes, my Lord!
A sitting in the Kingdom,
To hear Jordan roll. [Refrain]

4 Oh, mourners, you ought t'have been there.
Yes, my Lord!
A sitting in the Kingdom,
To hear Jordan roll. [Refrain]

5 Oh, seekers, you ought t'have been there.
Yes, my Lord!
A sitting in the Kingdom,
To hear Jordan roll. [Refrain]

6 Oh, mothers, you ought t'have been there.
Yes, my Lord!
A sitting in the Kingdom,
To hear Jordan roll. [Refrain]

7 Oh, sisters, you ought t'have been there.
Yes, my Lord!
A sitting in the Kingdom,
To hear Jordan roll. [Refrain]



Source: Songs of Zion #117

Text Information

First Line: O brother, you ought to have been there
Title: Roll, Jordan, roll
Source: Traditional
Place of Origin: United States
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Roll, Jordan, roll
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of Zion #117

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