On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand
The United Methodist Hymnal Number 724
Text: Samuel Stennett, 1727-1795
Music: The Southern Harmony; arr. by Rigdon M. McIntosh
Tune: PROMISED LAND,
Meter: CM with Refrain
1. On Jordan's stormy banks I stand,
and cast a wishful eye
to Canaan's fair and happy land,
where my possessions lie.
I am bound for the promised land,
I am bound for the promised land;
oh, who will come and go with me?
I am bound for the promised land.
2. O'er all those wide extended plains
shines one eternal day;
there God the Son forever reigns,
and scatters night away.
3. No chilling winds or poisonous breath
can reach that healthful shore;
sickness and sorrow, pain and death,
are felt and feared no more.
4. When I shall reach that happy place,
I'll be forever blest,
for I shall see my Father's face,
and in his bosom rest.
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