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.

Chorus:
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

Ballington Booth (July 28, 1857 – October 5, 1940) was an Officer in The Salvation Army and a co-founder of Volunteers of America. See also in: Wikipedia  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: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Songs #d141
Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #37TextPage Scan
Prayerful Praises. 5th ed. #d144
Quartette: containing Songs for the Ransomed, Songs of Love Peace and Joy, Gems of Gospel Song, Salvation Echoes, with one hundred choice selections added #11Page Scan
Rescue songs: words and music with standard selections #124Page Scan
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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