"Wayfaring Stranger" as written by and Steve/griffith Tyrell....
I am a poor wayfaring stranger
a-traveling through this world below
but there's no sickness, toil, or danger
in that bright land to which I go
I'm going there to see my father
I'm going there no more to roam
I'm just a-going over jordan
I'm just a-going over home

I am a poor wayfaring stranger
a-traveling through this world below
but there's no sickness, toil, or danger
in that bright land to which I go
I'm going there to see my mother
she said she'd meet me when I come
I'm just a-going over jordan
I'm just a-going over home
I'm just a-going over home
I'm just a-going over home


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    General CommentThis has a real hymn quality to it, without seeming overbearingly Christian. I feel tired with her when she sings it, like neither of us will ever really get to Jordan, but we're going anyway.

    Good good song.
    megbapon August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOther versions of this song include more references to God and the afterlife. However, this song is lovely because it does allow the singer to explore a more secular path with its message.
    aubreymcfateon March 02, 2007   Link

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