The Pleasing Prospect.
On Jordan's stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan's fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.
Cho. -- We will rest in the fair and happy land,
Just across on the evergreen shore,
Sing the song of Moses and the Lamb, by and by,
And dwell with Jesus evermore.
2 O'er all those wide-extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God the Son forever reigns
And scatters night away.
3 When shall I reach that happy place,
And be forever blest?
When shall I see my Father's face,
And in his bosom rest?
4 Filled with delight, my raptured soul
Would here no longer stay;
Tho' Jordan's waves around me roll,
Fearless I'd launch away.
Samuel Stennett, 1787.