Monday Morning Melody

I was thinking of a friend today who, nearly a year ago, went to be with the Lord. The memory did not make me sad, however, but rather excited and even jealous for her peaceful, happy, sanctified state in heaven.

This evening I realized my Monday Morning Melody was long overdue, and immediately this hymn came to mind. I didn’t even realize the connection to my earlier thoughts until I was reading all seven verses. (Betcha didn’t know there were seven verses to this! I sure didn’t!)

Enjoy these words by Samuel Stennett (of whom I know nothing about) as you meditate on our glorious future awaiting us! Oh who will come and go with me?

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

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.

O the transporting, rapturous scene,
That rises to my sight!
Sweet fields arrayed 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.

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 poisonous breath
Can reach that healthful shore;
Sickness and sorrow, pain and death,
Are felt and feared no more.

When I shall reach that happy place,
I’ll be forever blest,
For I shall see my Father’s face,
And in His bosom rest.

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

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.

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