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On Jordan's Stormy Banks

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CONESTOGA ON THE JORDAN ROAD
CROSSED OLD JORDAN'S STREAM
DEEP RIVER
JORDAN IS A HARD ROAD TO TRAVEL
RIVER OF JORDAN
ROLL, JORDAN, ROLL


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Matthew McCarty (savik@tyler.net) 25 Sep 97 - 01:24 PM
Dale Rose 25 Sep 97 - 01:36 PM
Joe Offer 25 Sep 97 - 05:13 PM
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Subject: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
From: Matthew McCarty (savik@tyler.net)
Date: 25 Sep 97 - 01:24 PM

I am looking for the actual music to this song. I have the words if anyone wants to see them but I can not seem to be able to find the actual music.


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Subject: RE: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
From: Dale Rose
Date: 25 Sep 97 - 01:36 PM

Heavenly Highway Hymns, No. 22. Stamps-Baxter Division of Benson Music Group, copyright 1956.

This is a common hymnal, at least in the South. I am sure there are others as well.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I AM BOUND FOR THE PROMISED LAND
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Sep 97 - 05:13 PM

I'm wondering if it's the same song I have in my Albert Brumley "Christian Hymnsongs" book. It's called "I AM BOUND FOR THE PROMISED LAND." Lyrics are:

1. 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.

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

3. 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]

The Brumley hymnals are cheap ($4.50, plus $4.00 shipping for the entire order) they're also scored for shape note singing. I found out the hard way that instead of getting the $4.50 paperback, I should have gotten the $6.95 spiral or $8.50 hardbound edition. You can get everything they have in print for about froty bucks, and that's a lot of good old hymns and old-time songs.
-Joe Offer-
Order phone for Brumley is (800)435-3725


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Subject: RE: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Sep 97 - 05:19 PM

Oh, in case anyone wondered, froty bucks is tewnty bucks less than sxity bucks.
The foregoing was a Public Service Announcement.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
From: Dale Rose
Date: 25 Sep 97 - 06:21 PM

Same song, Joe, except there is a fourth verse:

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

(Written by Rev. Samuel Stennett and T C O'Kane) I have never heard this verse done, though.

I know I brag about it way too much, but I am fortunate to live in an area where this old time music is alive and well, and you can listen to it just about every night of the week if you wish to. The Nelson Family from Alread, Arkansas, do a wonderful version of this song.


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Subject: RE: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
From: Dale Rose
Date: 25 Sep 97 - 06:33 PM

I just noticed that the choruses are different, though the verses are the same. The Nelsons do the version you gave, Joe.

Heavenly Highway Hymns version:

We will rest in the fair and happy land, (by and by)
Just across on the evergreen shore. (evergreen shore)
Sing the song of Moses and the Lamb, (by and by)
And dwell with Jesus evermore.


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Subject: RE: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 29 Sep 97 - 11:28 PM

"On Jordan's stormy banks" is a very popular set of lyrics for American folk hymnody--"The Sacred Harp" will give you at least a half a dozen settings for those words.

The Sacred Harp is a wonderful folk hymnal printed in shape notes and available for $the mid-teens from many sources.

Check out http://medinfo.labmed.umn.edu/Docs/.www/fasola_homepage.html for further info.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ON JORDAN'S STORMY BANKS (Stennett)^^
From: Uncle Jaque
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 10:20 PM

"ON JORDAN'S STORMY BANKS" Samuel STENNETT #120,"Christian Service Songs"; RODEHEAVER Hall Mack, Winona Lk IN 1939

b,4/4

1. On Jordan's storm-y banks I stand, and cast a wish-ful eye
To Ca-naan's fair and hap-py land, where my pos-ses-sions lie.

Refrain:
I am bound for the promised land...(2)
O who will come and go with me? I am bound for the promised land.

2. All o'er wide ex-ten-ded plains shines one e-ter-nal day;
There God, the Son, for-ev-er reigns, And scat-ters night a-way.

3. No chilling winds, nor pois-'nous breath, Can reach that health-ful shore;
Sick-ness and sor-row, pain and death, Are felt and feared no more.

4. When shall I reach that hap-py place, And be for-ev-er blest?
When shall I see my Father's face, And in His bos-om rest?
^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'On Jordan's Stormy Banks'/BndforPro
From: Dale Rose
Date: 28 Sep 00 - 12:00 AM

I have added the music from Heavenly Highways, and the words from the Cyber Hymnal to my Good Old Songs pages. I Am Bound For The Promised Land Note that HH gives three verses, Uncle Jaque four, and the Cyber Hymnal seven.

Thanks to Uncle Jaque and all the others who brought this fine old hymn back to us!


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Subject: Lyr Add: ON JORDAN'S STORMY BANKS (Samuel Stennett
From: Burke
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 05:44 PM

Here are the 7 verses for On Jordan's Stormy Banks as published in
The works of Samuel Stennett. v.3
London: Thomas Tegg, 1824. p. 554-555.

(Stennett died in 1795) No chorus. Verse 6 is a question instead of a statement. It's God to Sun (not a typo) in v.4 that reigns. Other variations are mostly punctuation.

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

O the transporting, rapturous scene,
That rises to my sight!
Sweet fields, array'd in living green,
And rivers of delight!

There generous fruits, that never fail,
On trees immortal grow:
There rocks, and hills, and brooks, and vales,
With milk and honey flow.

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

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.

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

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.


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Subject: RE: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
From: GUEST,Sigrid
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 01:32 PM

Hi. I see that you mention the Nelson Family. Do they have a CD? I have never heard of them, but I love the song very much (On Jordan's Stormy Banks). The only decent version that I have ever heard is by The Lewis Family.


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Subject: RE: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
From: GUEST,DWR
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 01:38 PM

Gosh, Sigrid, yes, they do. I am out of time now and won't get back here until some time tomorrow. I'll put you right then.


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Subject: RE: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 02:56 PM

There's an absolutely stunning version sung by Alfred G Karnes as I am Bound For the Promised Land, on The Music Of Kentucky, Vol. 1
Early American Rural Classics 1927-37. Yazoo 2013. Not to be missed.


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Subject: RE: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 10 - 07:39 AM

Great, thanks! I'll check back :)))))


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Subject: RE: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 10 - 07:40 AM

This is wonderful that you folks are so helpful. I'll check into your suggestion. :))) -- Sigrid


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Subject: RE: On Jordan's Stormy Banks
From: GUEST,DWR
Date: 17 Sep 10 - 11:30 AM

Sigrid, this is my busy time of the year (volleyball coach) but I will have some time this weekend. Drop me a line at dale8r AT hotmail.com and I will see what I can do.

The DWR formerly known as Dale 10 years earlier in the thread.

Even we marvel sometimes at how things we wrote years ago are still here and of value to others. Thank Max and a host of others for that. If I were to name even one other person, I'd be forced to name a bunch more.


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