991. On Jordan's stormy banks I stand

1 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, rapturous scene
That rises to my sight!
Sweet fields arrayed in living green,
And rivers of delight.

2 There, generous fruits that never fail,
On trees immortal, grow;
There rocks and hills and brooks and vale,
With milk and honey flow.
O'er all those wide, extended plains,
Shines one eternal day;
There Christ, the sun, forever reigns,
And scatters night away.

3 When shall I reach that happy place,
And be forever blest?
When shall I see my Father's face,
And in his kingdom rest?
Filled with delight, my raptured soul
Would here no longer stay;
Though Jordan's waves around me roll,
Fearless, I'd launch away.

Text Information
First Line: On Jordan's stormy banks I stand
Author: Samuel Stennett
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Reward of Saints
Tune Information
Name: VARINA
Composer: George F. Root
Meter: C. M. D
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: Alternate tunes: #808 or 450.



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