Scripture Verse

Israel came over this Jordan on dry land. Joshua 4:22

Introduction

Words: Charles J. But­ler, in Songs of Love and Praise No. 3, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: John J. Hood, 1896), num­ber 206.

Music: Em­er­ald Coast Charles J. But­ler, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles J. Butler

Lyrics

Some day, I know not when ’twill be,
The angel death will come to me;
But this I know, if Christ be near,
Old Jordan’s waves I will not fear.

My sins He long ago forgave,
And still I feel His power to save;
And if I keep the witness clear,
Old Jordan’s waves I will not fear.

O’er me has sorrow’s storm oft swept,
Safe from the danger me He’s kept;
If still I trust this friend so dear,
Old Jordan’s waves I will not fear.

My loved ones, they have crossed the tide,
But safely crossed with Christ their guide;
They sweetly whisper in my ear,
Old Jordan’s waves I do not fear.

So when at death’s cold brink I stand,
My hand clasped in the Savior’s hand;
I too shall shout in tones so clear,
Old Jordan’s waves I do not fear.