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Jordan River Is Flowing By

Would your heart be free from sin

Author: Ada Blenkhorn (1910)
Tune: [Would your heart be free from sin]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Would your heart be free from sin,
Have the peace of God within?
There’s a Jordan river flowing by;
Would you whiter be than snow?
To its cleansing waters go;
There’s a Jordan river flowing by.

Flowing by, flowing by,
There’s a cleansing Jordan river flowing by;
Flowing by, flowing by,
Plunge beneath its healing waters, help is nigh.

2. Have you sought in vain for rest,
Doubted whether God knows best?
There’s a Jordan river flowing by;
Naaman found God’s word was true;
It will be the same with you,
There’s a Jordan river flowing by. [Refrain]

3. Are you tempted to declare
Other waters are more fair,
There’s a Jordan river flowing by;
He hath spoken, Wash, be clean,
Hard upon His promise lean,
There’s a Jordan river flowing by. [Refrain]

4. O, the Savior’s wounded side
Crimsons all this river’s tide,
There’s a Jordan river flowing by;
He alone hath power to save,
Trust Him for the cleansing wave,
There’s a Jordan river flowing by. [Refrain]

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Would your heart be free from sin
Title: Jordan River Is Flowing By
Author: Ada Blenkhorn (1910)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Flowing by, flowing by
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #3397
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