On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand Lyrics
Author: Samuel Stennett (1787)
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. [Refrain]
3 No chilling winds or poisonous breath
can reach that healthful shore;
sickness and sorrow, pain and death,
are felt and feared no more. [Refrain]
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. [Refrain]
On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand Hymn Story
‘On Jordan’s Stormy Banks’ is a hymn that was composed by Samuel Stennett in 1787.
Samuel Stennett was born in 1727 in Exeter, England, United Kingdom. He was the son of Reverend, Joseph Stennett D.D. At the time of his birth his father was the pastor a Seventh-day Baptist congregation in the city of Exeter.
They later moved to London where his father served at the Baptist Chapel on Little Wild Street. Samuel succeeded his father in 1758.
In his life he composed a few hymns including today’s hymns. Some of the songs include,’ Behold the leprous Jew’, ‘Great God, amid the darksome night’, “How shall the sons of men appear’ and many more.
Below are more hymns’ lyrics and stories:
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