Hymn Information

PLEASE NOTE: Not all verses may be sung and words may vary in the particular hymn presentation.

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand
Words: Samuel Stennett
Music: The Promised Land | Matilda T. Durham, in The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
The following text occurs with the hymn tune The Promised Land.

1. On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan’s fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.

2. O the transporting, rapt’rous scene,
That rises to my sight!
Sweet fields arrayed in living green,
And rivers of delight!

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. O’er all those wide extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God the Son forever reigns,
And scatters night away.

5. No chilling winds or poisonous breath
Can reach that healthful shore;
Sickness and sorrow, pain and death,
Are felt and feared no more.

6. 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.

7. Filled with delight my raptured soul
Would here no longer stay;
Though Jordan’s waves around me roll,
Fearless I’d launch away.

Refrain:
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.


With the hymn tune Sweet Prospect, the refrain used is from the second verse of the above text:

O the transporting, rapt’rous scene,
That rises to my sight!
Sweet fields arrayed in living green,
And rivers of delight!