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[On Jordan's stormy banks I stand] (American)

Adapter: Rigdon M. McIntosh

Used Pseudonym: Robert M. McIntosh Born: Ap­ril 3, 1836, Mau­ry Coun­ty, Ten­nes­see. Died: Ju­ly 2, 1899, At­lan­ta, Georg­ia. Buried: Ox­ford, Georg­ia. Pseudonym: Emil­i­us La­roche. McIntosh at­tend­ed Jack­son Coll­ege in Co­lum­bia, Ten­nes­see, and stu­died mu­sic un­der Asa Ev­er­ett. In 1875, he was ap­point­ed head of the Mu­sic De­part­ment at Van­der­bilt Un­i­ver­si­ty in Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see. In 1877, he joined the fa­cul­ty of Em­o­ry Coll­ege, Ox­ford, Georg­ia. In 1895, he left Em­o­ry Coll­ege to de­vote his time to the R. M. Mc­In­tosh Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny. He al­so served as mu­sic ed­it­or of the Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church South Pub­lis… Go to person page >

Composer: Matilda T. Durham

A woman of remarkable intelligence and talents; a most colorful personality. She wrote interesting articles for the religious papers of the day, being noted for the witty repartee that characterized her work. She was outstanding as a music teacher and composer of music, some of her songs being "On Jordan's Stormy Banks", "Heavenly Treasure", and "Star of Columbia". - from www.Kletke.com… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Adapter: Rigdon M. McIntosh
Composer: Matilda T. Durham
Meter: D
Incipit: 1(2)3 33(4) 5444( 3)233
Key: D Major
Source: American folk hymn; Southern Harmony, 1835
Copyright: Public Domain


On Jordan's stormy banks I stand

On Jordan's stormy banks I stand,
and cast a wishful eye
to Canaan's fair and happy land,
where my possessions lie.

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #521
Text: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #490
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #5032
Text: On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The United Methodist Hymnal #724
Text: On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
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  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #519
Text: On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
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  • Full Score (XML)


Instances (1 - 27 of 27)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #586Text
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #521TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #611TextFlexscorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #556TextFlexscorePage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #490ScoreAudio
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #437TextFlexscorePage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #610
Hymns of Faith #511TextPage Scan
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #713Text
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #9Text
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #484Page Scan
Rejoice Hymns #615
Sing Joyfully #574TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #2252Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #75
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #777Text
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #759
The Cyber Hymnal #5032TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #552TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #598TextFlexscorePage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #443
The United Methodist Hymnal #724TextFlexscoreAudio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #271
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #272Page Scan
The Worshiping Church #674TextPage Scan
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #49Text
Worship and Rejoice #519TextScoreFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Include 63 pre-1979 instances
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