On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand ~ Hymn

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand

On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan’s fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.


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!


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


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


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


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.


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


Words: Samuel Stennett, 1787.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

5 thoughts on “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand ~ Hymn

  1. I love this hymn, Ellen, I can remember singing this hymn with my grandmother when she would have her devotions after completing her morning chores! I am so looking forward to seeing my heavenly Father”s face and taking a rest in His loving arms.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Thank you for sharing the recipes in your last post, they reminded me of the funnel cakes so popular in the South.

  2. What a great old hymn. The melody started going through my mind, especially the refrain. Thanks for the memory and for the reminder that we are bound for the promised land, this world as it is, is not our home. Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady

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