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Azizi Lyr Req: I'm Bound for the Promised Land (22) RE: Lyr Req: I'm Bound for the Promised Land 04 Dec 11


There are several YouTube videos of "I'm Bound for the Promised Land".

I believe that the lyrics for this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROn40HsMhGI "The 2007 Generation of Youth for Christ (GYC) Mens Chorus" are the same as those given in the comment posted by ndlxs - PM Date: 27 Oct 08 - 06:52 PM. However, that rendition end with the words:

I'm bound for the promised land (2x)
Who will come and go with me
I'm bound for the promised land

&&

The rendition I prefer is this one:
The Sallie Martin Singers: I'm Bound For The Promised Land
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTqO67zdQmI&feature=related

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

When shall I reach that happy place
and be forever blessed
When shall I see my Father's face
And in His bosom rest.

I'm bound for the promised land (2x)
tell me who will come and go with me
I'm bound for the promised land

-snip-

It's remarkable how basically the same song can be sung so differently. In the first video whose link is given, that song is sung like an anthmn. In the second video whose link is given, that song is song in an African American Gospel style.

Also, here's the lyrics to that song as sung by Johnny Cash

http://www.lyricsdepot.com/johnny-cash/im-bound-for-the-promised-land.html

I'm Bound For The Promised Land Lyrics
Artist: Johnny Cash (Buy Johnny Cash CDs)

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'er all those wide extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God the Son forever reigns,
And scatters night 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.

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

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.

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

-snip-

One more note,Q. Regarding your comment on 27 Oct 08 - 09:30 PM

Lyr. Add: I AM BOUND FOR THE PROMISED LAND
Bascomb Lamar Lunsford, 1921

Am I a soldier of the Cross-
A follower of the lamb?
And shall I fear to own His cause
Or blush to speak His name?


I'm sure that you're aware that that verse is from Isaac Watts song Am I A Soldier Of The Cross.

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/m/amiasold.htm

Am I a Soldier of the Cross
Text: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Music: Thomas A. Arne; arr. by Ralph Harrison
Tune: ARLINGTON, Meter: CM

-snip-

That verse is also found in Issac Watt's song "When The Battle's Over"

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/w/h/e/whenbatt.htm

When the battle's over
Words: Isaac Watts, ap­pend­ed to his Ser­mons, pub­lished 1721-4. This ver­sion adds a re­frain to Watt's orig­in­al hymn, Am I a Sol­dier of the Cross....

Refrain

And when the battle's over
We shall wear a crown!
Yes, we shall wear a crown!
Yes, we shall wear a crown!
And when the battle's over
We shall wear a crown
In the new Jerusalem
Wear a crown (wear a crown)
Wear a crown (wear a crown)
Wear a bright and shining crown;
And when the battle's over
We shall wear a crown
In the new Jerusalem.


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