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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

Rv Palmer Hartsough USA 1844-1932. Born in Redford, MI, he attended Kalamazoo College and Michigan State Normal school (later MSU). He became an author, editor, lyricist, and librettist. After working as a traveling singing teacher in MI, IL, IA, OH, KY and TN, he opened a music studio in Rock Island, IL, around 1877, also directing music at a Baptist church there. In 1893, due to his poetic abilities, he moved to Cincinnati, OH, and joined the Fillmore Music Company, providing texts (over 1000) for their music. He also served as music director at the Bethel Mission and the 9th Street Baptist Church. He became a traveling song evangelist in 1903, and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1906, serving in Ontario, Canada, and MI from 191… 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
Copyright: Public Domain



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Exalted Praise #72

Fillmore's Sunday School Songs No. 1 #d55

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