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Words by Samuel Stennett (1727-1795), 1787.Tune: PROMISED LAND, an American folk hymn arranged by Rigdon M. McIntosh (1836-1899), 1895.Key signature: F major (1 flat)Meter: 184.108.40.206.(C.M.) with RefrainPublic Domain1. On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand, And cast a wishful eye To Canaan’s fair and happy land, Where my possessions lie.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.2. All o’er those wide, extended plains Shines one eternal day; There God the Son, forever reigns, And scatters night away.3. No chilling winds or pois’nous breath Can reach that healthful shore; Sickness and sorrow, pain and death, Are felt and feared no more.4. When shall I reach that happy place, And be forever blest? When shall I see my Father’s face, And in His bosom rest?