The waters of Jordan may roll

The waves of death's river are dark and cold

Author: Ballington Booth
Tune: [The waves of death's river are dark and cold]
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The waves of death's river are dark and cold,
But Jesus Himself has pass'd thro';
The Savior in mercy thy hand will hold:
His promise is faithful and true.

Oh, the waters of Jordan may roll,
But Jesus will carry me through;
His peace is now filling my soul,
Oh, that it were given to you!

2 On this side the river is war and strife
'Gainst sin by God's faithful few,
Yet trembling sinners are ent'ring life,
The pow'r that will carry them thro'. [Chorus]

3 On this side the river a heav'nly peace
Is offered to you and to me;
From doubting and sin there is sweet release,
Till crossing with Jesus to be. [Chorus]

4 As we ford the river in sight of the land,
Our loved ones will welcome us o'er;
We'll clasp their hands on the shining strand,
And sing on the golden shore. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #37

Author: Ballington Booth

Rv Ballington Booth United Kingdom 1857-1940 Born in Brighouse, England, the 2nd son of William Booth and Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army, he became a Christian minister. In his teens he began preaching, singing and playing his concertina at open-air meetings sponsored by the Salvation Army. He became a Colonel in that organization at 23 and was positioned as a training officer. He later moved to Australia, followed by the U.S., and then Canada. He married Maud Charlesworth in 1886. Together they were assigned to the U.S., as the Salvation Army was becoming a world-wide organization. They became American citizens the following year, During the 1890s depression the Booths established shelters for homeless men. Altho… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The waves of death's river are dark and cold
Title: The waters of Jordan may roll
Author: Ballington Booth
Refrain First Line: O the waters of Jordan may roll
Publication Date: 1886
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Christian Songs #d141

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Crowning glory no. 2 #37

Prayerful Praises. 5th ed. #d144

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Quartette #11

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Rescue songs #124

Selected Salvation Songs. Vol. 1 #d36

Songs of Victory #d227

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d352

The Salvation Army Special Songs #d13

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