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Old Jordan's Waves I Do Not Fear

Some day, I know not when 'twill be (Butler)

Author: Charles J. Butler
Tune: [Some day, I know not when 'twill be] (Butler)
Published in 32 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Some day, I know not when 'twill be,
The angel death will come to me;
But this I know, if Christ be near,
Old Jordan's waves I will not fear.

2 My sins he long ago forgave,
And still I feel his pow'r to save;
And if I keep the witness clear,
Old Jordan's waves I shall not fear.

3 O'er me has sorrow's storm oft swept,
Safe from the danger me he's kept;
If still I trust this friend so dear,
Old Jordan's waves I need not fear.

4 My lov’d ones they have cross’d the tide,
But safely cross’d with Christ their guide;
They sweetly whispered in my ear,
Old Jordan's waves I do not fear.

5 So when at death's cold brink I stand,
My hand clasp’d in my Saviour's hand;
I too, shall shout in tones so clear,
Old Jordan's waves I do not fear.

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #226

Author: Charles J. Butler

Charles J Butler USA 1860- Butler, a Methodist, speaks of a voyage he took from his home, Camden, NJ, as a bachelor, to Britain around 1894, stating he roamed around the British Isles for 14 months through Scotland, Ireland, Britain, and Paris, dealing with ship stewards, street urchins, and visiting famous sights. He wrote about his trip in 1901. He later resided in Philadephia and was a salesman and musician. He wrote “Heart Melodies #3” with Charles Bentley (1897). He is possibly the listed secretary of the YMCA in Philadelphia in 1920. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Some day, I know not when 'twill be (Butler)
Title: Old Jordan's Waves I Do Not Fear
Author: Charles J. Butler
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #7897
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Instances (1 - 32 of 32)
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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #173

Alexander's Male Choir #d36

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Alexander's New Revival Hymns #51

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Christian Gospel Hymns #63

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Full Redemption Songs #193

Glad Tidings in Song #d68

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Glad Tidings in Song #56

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Gospel Hosannas #116

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Heart Cheering Songs #61

Heart Melodies No. 2 #d41

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Heart Melodies No. 3 #55

Hymns for His Praise No. 2. Rev. ed. #d147

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Hymns for His Praise #39

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Make Christ King #140

Melodies of Salvation #d139

Melodies of Salvation #d194

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Melodies of Salvation #103

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Montreat Hymns #277

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Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #191

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Our Hymns #19

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Precious Hymns No. 2 #136

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Redemption Songs #338

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Songs of Faith and Hope #161

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 #206

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #226

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 5 #226

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Sunday School and Revival #130

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The Bow of Promise #150


The Cyber Hymnal #7897

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The Gospel Message No. 1 #101

The Gospel Message No. 1. Special ed. #d95

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Winona Hymns #85

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