1 Sing aloud a joyful chorus!
Come with rejoicing,
Praising him who guided his people of old;
For the God who led the fathers
And in tender mercy doth the children behold.
Through the Jordan, through the Jordan,
We will go when he gives us the word;
In the Jordan, in the Jordan,
We are safe with the ark of the Lord.
2 When thou passest thro' the waters,
I will be with thee,
They shall not o'erflow thee nor give thee alarm;
Lo! the Holy One of Israel,
Mighty to save thee,
Guardeth still the loved ones who will lean on his arm. [Refrain]
3 Thro' the flames, if Jesus calls us,
We'll go with singing,
Wheresoe'er he leadeth we fear not to stand.
Trusting in the blessed promise,
"I'm with you always,
Till you reach the mansions of the fair promised land." [Refrain]
Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain th… Go to person page >