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On Jordan's Stormy Banks
Words by Samuel Stennett
American Folk Hymn

Revelation 21:23
"And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it:
for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof."

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

            Chorus
            I am bound for the promised land,
            I am bound for the promised land,
            O who will come and go with me?
            I am bound for the promised land.

          All o'er those wide, extended plains,
          Shines one eternal day;
          There God, the Son, forever reigns,
          And scatters night away.

            Chorus
            I am bound for the promised land,
            I am bound for the promised land,
            O who will come and go with me?
            I am bound for the promised land.

          No chilling winds, nor pois'nous breath,
          Can reach that healthful shore;
          Sickness and sorrow, pain and death,
          Are felt and feared no more.

            Chorus
            I am bound for the promised land,
            I am bound for the promised land,
            O who will come and go with me?
            I am bound for the promised land.

          When shall I reach that happy place,
          And be forever blest?
          When shall I see my Father's face,
          And in His bosom rest?

            Chorus
            I am bound for the promised land,
            I am bound for the promised land,
            O who will come and go with me?
            I am bound for the promised land.


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