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Hymn: On Jordan's stormy banks I stand (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: On Jordan's stormy banks I stand

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 71

Page Number: 095, click to see hymnal pages


ON Jordan's stormy banks I stand,

And cast a wishful eye

To Canaan's fair and happy land,

Where my possessions lie.

O the transporting, rapt'rous scene,

That rises to my sight!

Sweet fields arrayed in living green,

And rivers of delight!

There gen'rous fruits that never fail,

On trees immortal grow;

There rocks, and hills, and brooks, and vales,

With milk and honey flow.

All o'er these wide extended plains

Shines one eternal day;

There God, the Son, forever reigns,

And scatters night away.

No chilling winds nor pois'nous breath

Can reach that healthful shore;

Sickness and sorrow, pain and death,

Are felt and feared no more.

When shall I reach that happy place,

And forever blest!

When shall I see my Father's face,

And in his bosom rest.

Filled with delight, my raptured soul

Would here no longer stay

Though Jordan's waves around me roll,

Fearless I'd launch away.