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On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand,

The promised Land

Poet: Samuel Stennett, 1787
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye,
To Canaan’s fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.


My Home 51, Stanza 1
Sweet Prospect 65, Stanza 1

My Home (Lisbon) 51, Stanza 1
Sweet Prospect 65, Stanza 1
2
O the transporting, rapturous scene,
That rises to my sight!
Sweet fields array’d in living green,
And rivers of delight!


My Home 51, Stanza 2
Sweet Prospect 65, Chorus

My Home (Lisbon) 51, Stanza 2
Sweet Prospect 65, Chorus
3
There generous fruits that never fail,
On trees immortal grow:
There rocks and hills, and brooks and vales,
With milk and honey flow.



4
All o’er those wide extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God the Sun for ever reigns,
And scatters night away.


Sweet Prospect 65, Stanza 2

Sweet Prospect 65, Stanza 2
5
No chilling winds, or pois’nous breath
Can reach that healthful shore:
Sickness and sorrow, pain and death,
Are felt and fear’d no more.


Sweet Prospect 65, Stanza 3

6
When shall I reach that happy place,
And be for ever blest?
When shall I see my Father’s face,
And in his bosom rest?



7
Fill’d with delight, my raptur’d soul
Can here no longer stay:
Tho’ Jordan’s waves around me roll,
Fearless I’d launch away.




Rippon, John. A Selection Hymns, From the Best Authors, Intended to Be an Appendix to Dr. Watts’ Psalms and Hymns. 14th Edition. London: Printed and published by S.C. Ustick, 1807.