The United Methodist Hymnal


On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand

1	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.

2	O'er all those wide extended plains 
	shines one eternal day; 
	there God the Son forever reigns, 
	and scatters night away.

3	No chilling winds or poisonous breath 
	can reach that healthful shore; 
	sickness and sorrow, pain and death, 
	are felt and feared no more.

4	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.

WORDS: Samuel Stennett, 1787
MUSIC: Rigdon M. McIntosh, 1895
Theme: Heaven; New Heaven and a New Earth: The Completion of Creation (The City of God); Pilgrimage; Triumph