Morning Song – Stand By Me
The great 1961 Ben E. King pop standard “Stand By Me” has its roots in Dr. Charles A. Tindley’s 1905 hymn of the same title, with a big assist to the incomparable Sr. Rosetta Tharpe who took the stately hymn and gave it a beat when she recorded it in 1941.
When I’m crossing Jordan river, stand by me;
Jesus’ breast, be my pillow, stand by me;
Now the water is chilly and cold;
The love of Jesus is in my soul;
Lightning flash; thunder roll; stand by me.