The Waters of Jordan May Roll

When night settles down over the sea

Author: Palmer Hartsough
Tune: [When night settles down over the sea]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When night settles down o’er the sea,
My spirit is tranquil and free,
And calm is my pillow,
Tho’ rocked on the billow,
For there is my Saviour with me.

The waters of Jordan may roll,
The waters of Jordan may roll,
May roll, may roll,
The Saviour will care for my soul.

2 To Jordan had Israel come,
Its swollen tide raging with foam,
The Lord went before them,
The waters stood o’er them,
They marches thro’ to Canaan, their home. [Refrain]

3 The river of death lies before,
And dark is its flood evermore;
In fear stand we shrinking,
But ‘neath its waves sinking,
We rise on the beautiful shore. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #72

Author: Palmer Hartsough

Palmer Hartsough was educated in Plymouth, Ypsilanti and Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 1893 he became associated with the Fillmore Brothers of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a teacher of vocal music. He lived in Ontario, Wisconsin. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When night settles down over the sea
Title: The Waters of Jordan May Roll
Author: Palmer Hartsough
Refrain First Line: The waters of Jordan may roll



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Exalted Praise #72

Fillmore's Sunday School Songs No. 1 #d55

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