65 SWEET PROSPECT
1991 Denson Revision
to the Cooper book version of this tune
to the New Harp of Columbia version of this tune
On Jordan's stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye,
To Canaan's fair and happy land
Where my possessions lie.
Oh, the transporting rapt'rous scene
That rises to my sight;
Sweet fields arrayed in living green
And rivers of delight.
O'er all those wide, extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God the Son forever 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 feared no more.