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On Jordan's Stormy Banks

Words: Samuel Stennett
Music: Miss M. Durham


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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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.

O the transporting, rapturous scene,
That rises to my sight!
Sweet fields arrayed in living green,
And rivers of delight!

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There generous fruits that never fail,
On trees immortal grow;
There rocks and hills, and brooks and vales,
With milk and honey flow.

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O’er all those wide extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God the Son forever reigns,
And scatters night away.

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No chilling winds or poisonous breath
Can reach that healthful shore;
Sickness and sorrow, pain and death,
Are felt and feared no more.

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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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Filled with delight my joyful soul
Would here no longer stay;
Though Jordan’s waves around me roll,
Fearless I’d launch away.

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