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Wayfaring Stranger

I'm just a poor wayfarin' stranger
Travelin' 4 through (5) this world of 1m woe
Yet there's no sickness, toil or danger
In that bright 4 world (5) to which I 1m go
I'm going (6b) there to see my (3b) father
I'm going (6b) there (3b) no more to 5 roam
I'm just a 1m going over Jordan
Just a 4 go- (5) ing over 1 home

I know dark clouds will gather round me
I know my way is rough and steep
Yet beauteous fields lie just before me
Where God's redeemed their vigils keep
I'm going there to see my mother
She said she'd meet me when I come
I'm just a-going over Jordan
Just a-going over home

I'll soon be freed from every trial
My body sleeps in the churchyard
I'll drop the cross of self-denial
And enter in my great reward
I'm going there to see my brothers
Who've gone before me one by one
I'm just a-going over Jordan
Just a-going over home

I want to wear a 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 see my Savior
To sing His praise forever more
I'm just a-going over Jordan
Just a-going over home

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Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.