The Wayfaring Stranger

from by Jessica Forbes

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The Wayfaring Stranger is a well-known American spiritual/folk song about a plaintive soul on the journey through life. Its origins and author are unknown.

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I'm just a poor wayfaring stranger
While traveling through, this world of woe.
Yet there's no sickness, toil nor danger
In that bright world, to which I go.
I'm going there to see my father
I'm going there no more to roam;
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only a going over home.

I'm going there to see my mother
She said she'd meet me when I come;
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home.

I want to wear that crown of Glory
When I get home to that good land
I want to shout Salvation's story
In concert with the Blood-Washed Band

I'm going there to meet my Saviour
I'm going there no more to roam;
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home.

credits

from My Immortal Home, track released April 15, 2011
Vocals, Bantar: Jessica Forbes
BGVs: Katie Beth Judd
Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Organ: Taylor Fletcher

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