When Jordan Hushed His Waters Still

When Jordan hushed his waters still

Author: Thomas Campbell
Published in 74 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 When Jordan hushed his waters still,
And silence slept on Zion's hill;
When Salem's shepherds through the night
Watched o'er their flocks by starry light;

2 Hark! from the midnight hills around,
A voice of more than mortal sound
In distant hallelujahs stole,
Like music o'er the raptured soul.

3 On wheels of light, on wings of flame,
The glorious hosts of Zion came;
High heaven with songs of triumph rung,
While angels struck their harps and sung.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #286

Author: Thomas Campbell

Campbell, Thomas, the Poet, has little in common with hymnody. A few of his pieces, including," When Jordan hushed its waters still," are found in a limited number of hymnals. His poetical works, The Pleasures of Hope, Gertrude of Wyoming, and others, have been reprinted several times. He was born at Glasgow, 1777; died at Boulogne, 1844, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When Jordan hushed his waters still
Title: When Jordan Hushed His Waters Still
Author: Thomas Campbell
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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