Christian pilgrims

To Jordan's banks our hosts are come

Author: William Hunter
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 To Jordan's banks our hosts are come,
And shout to view their long-sought home.

And we're passing safely over
To the other side of Jordan;
And we're passing safely over
To the other side of Jordan;
And we're passing safely over
To the land of endless rest.

2 Ten thousand snares already past,
We see the promised land at last. [Chorus]

3 From Pharaoh's hellish hosts set free,
We safely cross'd the deep red sea. [Chorus]

4 O'er deserts waste and wild we stray'd,
Of our ownselves and foes afraid. [Chorus]

5 But Jesus sent us bread from heav'n,
And water from the rock was giv'n. [Chorus]

6 At length our journey nearly o'er,
With bounding hearts we hail the shore. [Chorus]

7 Behold those hills, where pleasures grow,
Those vales where "milk and honey flow." [Chorus]

8 There in that beauteous, wealthy land;
Bright streams "roll down their golden sand." [Chorus]

9 There trees of life, for ever green,
Along the river banks are seen. [Chorus]

10 There "never-withering flowers" appear,
And spring and autumn rule the year. [Chorus]

11 Those lofty hills--I look on them,
For there is New Jerusalem. [Chorus]

12 Its burnish'd tow'rs the sun outshine,
A mansion there I claim as mine. [Chorus]

13 Its pearly gates, it's golden streets,
My longing heart with rapture greets. [Chorus]

14 The God of glory there displays
The beamings of his smiling face. [Chorus]

15 O Zion! I have long'd to be
A happy citizen of thee. [Chorus]

16 No more to war, no more to roam,
But dwell in peace and joy at home. [Chorus]

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #34

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: To Jordan's banks our hosts are come
Title: Christian pilgrims
Author: William Hunter
Refrain First Line: And we're passing safely over
Copyright: Public Domain



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