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"On the other side of Jordan." Joshua 20:8

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Fanny Crosby, 1872 Words: Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby, in Welcome Tidings, by Robert Lowry, William H. Doane, and Ira D. Sankey (New York: Biglow & Main, 1877).

Music: William Howard Doane


William Howard Doane (1832-1915)
Courtesy of Denison University

'Tis a blessèd hope, and it cheers my soul,
I shall rest by and by over Jordan;
When my work is done and my crown is won,
I shall rest, sweetly rest over Jordan.


Over Jordan, over Jordan, I shall rest
Sweetly rest by and by;
'Tis a precious hope, 'tis a blessèd hope,
I shall rest, sweetly rest over Jordan.

'Tis a blessèd hope which my Savior gives,
I shall rest by and by over Jordan;
I shall see Him there in His mansion fair,
When I rest, sweetly rest over Jordan.


With a steadfast faith I will labor on,
I shall rest, sweetly rest over Jordan;
O what joy 'twill be the redeemed to see,
When I rest, sweetly rest, over Jordan.


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