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Sweet Prospect 65

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: William Walker, 1833
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Poet: Samuel Stennett, 1787
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
On Jordanís stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye,
To Canaanís fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.

(Chorus)


On Jordanís stormy banks I stand,, Stanza 1
Chorus
O, the transporting raptírous scene,
That rises to my sight,
Sweet fields arrayed in living green
And rivers of delight.


On Jordanís stormy banks I stand,, Stanza 2
2
Oíer all those wide, extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God the Son forever reigns
And scatters night away.

(Chorus)


On Jordanís stormy banks I stand,, Stanza 4