Wayfaring Stranger

Song Info

Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
Adapted by: Daniel Hautamaki
Copyright 2009 Daniel Hautamaki
Admin by: Swiftly Running Music
Album: Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope


I am a poor wayfaring stranger,
Traveling through this world of woe
And there’s no sickness, toil nor 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 only going over home.

I know dark clouds will gather round me;
I know my way is rough and steep
But golden fields lie out before me?
Where all the saints their vigils keep
And I’m going there to meet my family
I’m going there no more to roam
I’m just a going over Jordan,
I’m only going over home.

And I want to wear that crown of glory
When I get home to that bright land
And I want to shout salvation’s story
In concert with that blood-washed band
And I’m going there to see my Savior
To sing his praise forevermore
I’m just a going over Jordan,
I’m only going over home.

I’ll soon be free from earthly trials
This body rests in the old churchyard
I’ll drop the cross of self-denial?
And go on singing home to God
I’m going there to see my Savior
To sing His praise forevermore.
I’m just a going over Jordan,
I’m only going over home.

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