The Promised Land 128
Tune: Miss Matilda T. Durham, 1835
Alto: Mrs. Anna L. (Cooper) Blackshear, 1902
Lyrics: Samuel Stennett, 1767
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
On Jordanís stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye,
To Canaanís fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.
I am bound for the promised land,
O who will come and go with me?
I am bound for the promised land.
When shall I reach that happy place,
And be forever blest?
When shall I see my Fatherís face,
And in his bosom rest?
Filled with delight, my raptured soul
Would here no longer stay:
Though Jordanís waves around me roll,
Fearless Iíd launch away.