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Sweet Prospect 65

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: William Walker, 1833
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
Oh, 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
3
No chilling winds, or poisínous breath,
Can reach that healthful shore;
Sickness and sorrow, pain and death,
Are felt and feared no more.

(Chorus)


On Jordanís stormy banks I stand,, Stanza 5