Oh, sinning is a gentilized journey
Take Jesus as your daily guide
Though you may feel pure and saintly
Without him walking by your side
And when you come to make your crossing
At the end of the pilgrim's way
If you ever will meet your savior
You will surely meet him on that day

Now look at that cold Jordan, look at its deep water
Look at that wide river, oh, heavy mighty billows roll
You better take Jesus with you, he's a true companion
Oh, I'm sure without him that you never will make it home

That awful day of judgment
Is coming in the by-and-by
We'll see our Lord descending
In the glory from on high
Oh, let us get in touch with Jesus
And in the special love of God
And maybe ever get ready
When he comes on Jordan's tide

Now look at that cold Jordan, look at its deep water
Look at that wide river, oh, heavy mighty billows roll
You better take Jesus with you, he's a true companion
Oh, I'm sure without him that you never will make it home

Now what you going to do?
Oh, what you going to say?
Oh, how you going to feel
When you come to the end of the way?


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    General Commentit's not originally a grateful dead song. it's an old, old folk song that lots of people have covered. grateful dead, emmylou harris, etc.
    thejaclyneffecton March 17, 2006   Link

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