Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

I am a poor wayfaring stranger
Wandering through this world of woe
And there's no sickness, no toil or danger
In that bright land to which I go

Chorus: I'm going there to meet my mother
She said she'd meet me where I come
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I'll soon be free from every trial
My body asleep in the old grave yard
I'll drop the cross of self-denial
And enter on my great reward

Chorus: I'm going there to meet my father
I'm going there no more to roam
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I am a poor wayfaring stranger
Wandering through this world of woe
And there's no sickness, no toil or danger
In that bright land to which I go

Chorus: I'm going there to meet my sister
She said she'd meet me where I come
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home


Lyrics submitted by vphi

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    General CommentIt sound like a road song, however it's really a hymn.
    "Over Jordan" and "over home" are 2 different overs. The second one is like in "come together right now over me" in the Beatles' English.
    vphion September 20, 2009   Link

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