Ed Sheeran - Wayfaring Stranger Lyrics




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

And I'm going there to see my mother
And I'm going there no more to roam
And I'm only going over Jordan
And I'm only going over home now

And I know dark clouds will gather me
And I know my way is rough and steep
And the beautiful fields lie just beyond me
And I know my needs are rough and steep

And I'm going there to see my mother
And I'm going there no more to roam
And I'm only going over Jordan
And I'm only going over home now

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

And I'm going there to see my mother
And I'm going there no more to roam
And I'm only going over Jordan
And I'm only going over home now





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  1. teddy maite

    2020???🌸

  2. M.D. Steele

    Why dose everone fuck up the lyrics when they cover cash traveling this world alone it's traveling this world below this song is about dieing and going to heaven to see all his loved ones who have passed away I'm going over Jordan I'm going over home

  3. Oof Meister

    Like his voice and all, but the modernization to this song makes it not all too good.

  4. Manny's Music

    For anyone that thinks this is good listen to the version by johnny cash you will cringe at this version after

  5. Aidan CE

    “Who’s here” because you have a good taste in music and you’re an Ed OG?

    Not for some other fucking stupid reason like “1917”, “The Voice” or you’ve “just found” this in 2019 lmao

  6. Addy C:

    I prefer the Devon soldier from "1917" personally...

  7. Peaches

    I watched this for the first time in 2011. Had no idea who this guy was but I thought this technique was so cool that I went out and tried it for myself. For some reason today I just thought of this video again and found it in my YouTube history. My my how far he has come. Congrats Ed.

  8. Joseph Connelley

    What app would be able to do this

  9. Mustafa Mešić

    Still good af , 2019!

  10. Music Now

    1917 ❤❤

  11. TutoriApps Juegos y Aplicaciones

    Trae el ovnitrix el perro!!!

  12. Elizabete Martins

    Menhor cantor Ed sem dúvida Elisabete Matos anjelo Gonçalve aaa

  13. Nobody Cares

    How did I just find this lol

  14. a ddictwithapen

    this is so bad >:(((

  15. Elaine Mcknight

    Before she passed away, my mom (in her late 60s) used to call me asking who this guy was and the name of the song so she could show it to her friends

  16. Matthew Sawczyn

    Who's been here since 1917? 😉

  17. sanjay gyawali

    Oooh ooh ooh
    Ooooh oooh oooh ooh
    Oooh ooh ooh
    Ooooh oooh oooh ooh
    Oooh ooh ooh
    Ooooh oooh oooh ooh
    Oooh ooh ooh
    Ooooh oooh oooh ooh
    I am a poor wayfaring stranger
    Travelling through, this world alone
    There's no sickness, toil or danger
    And that bright land to which i go
    And I'm going there to see my mother
    And I'm going there no more to roam
    I'm only going over Jordan
    I'm only going over home now
    Hey ey ey yeah
    Hey ey ey yeah
    Hey ey ey yeah
    Hey ey ey yeah
    Hey ey ey yeah
    Hey ey ey yeah
    Hey ey ey yeah
    Hey ey ey yeah
    Mmmm
    Ooohhh
    I know dark clouds will gather me
    I know my way's rough and steep
    And the beautiful fields lie just beyond me
    And I know my way's rough and steep
    I'm going there to see my mother
    I'm going there no more to roam
    I'm only going over Jordan
    I'm only going over home now
    'Cause I am a poor wayfaring stranger
    Travelling through, this world alone
    There's no sickness, toil or danger
    And that bright light to which i go
    I'm going there to see my mother
    I'm going there no more to roam
    I'm only going over Jordan
    I'm only going home now

  18. Karby R

    The way he recovers from when he makes mistakes in this is spectacular. You can see a bit of nervousness but he's a brave fellow. Well done here, Ed...

  19. Josh

    This guy is really talented. I bet he’ll be famous one day

  20. Josiah Hill

    wow the world has changed a lot since 2011

  21. Dima Pentleleichuk

    good cover , but original was better (Johnny Cash )

  22. panoulhsp

    Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. He just destroyed a beautiful piece

    tom f

    Duckhead

  23. Lizy Nichole

    This is unbelievably beautiful. A blessing to all music lovers. It sparks fire inside me and brings tears to my eyes. Thank you Ed Sheeran for this feeling.

  24. Mary Whiterabbit

    I love the song!

  25. abkaria nofs

    Where are you all the auto tuners??

  26. Trevor Morris

    This is the worst version of this often performed song, except perhaps that by Tom Ellis of Lucifer. The meaning is lost here. There's the strange breathiness and the falsetto in his voice, and other sound effects. The oddest one I wonder about is the huge inhalations of breath deliberately and noisily into the mike just before the end. He leaves out a lot of the lyrics for the sake of the meaningless sound effects.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C1_oNzhU7U
    If you want to hear somebody playing around with it, and yet still staying true to it's meaning, listen to Eva Cassidy. She's a fine singer whose work I generally dislike, but this is brilliant.

  27. Helena James

    Beautiful.

  28. mj molly

    👌Best one

  29. jean-marc Ouaro

    One take man... That's greatness

  30. SNOWFLAKE HUNTER

    This fella has a nice voice but I’m not sure this was a good song for him to attempt

    Lance McNaughton

    Jack White killed this. Like Whitney did her music. Its almost untouchable.

  31. BigManChris TheTank

    Johnny Cash sang it better...

  32. Mistress1623

    Not really my cup of tea, but I can see the appeal I suppose.

  33. Gil Huizar

    People talking out a movie i never heard of nor care about. I came here cause of the psx 2017 wayfaring stranger troy baker and ashley johnson duo. For the LAST OF US

  34. spatchcockedoutmmind

    Jamie Woon did it better

  35. Jhoselyn Santiago

    2019 🙌🏻💗

  36. Sparkle8205

    When you’re looking for the No-Evil version, and find this along the way:

    I didn’t ask for it, but it’s a nice surprise!

  37. Little Miss Twiggy

    It's our father❤ in Heaven
    Not mother

  38. Provost

    Hard to believe I was first listening to this eight years ago and he's since gone from some awesome musician I found on YouTube to someone who's name is everywhere. Okay, maybe not hard to believe, since I could immediately see how insanely talented he was, but it's still nuts. Seriously, Ed, congratulations. Looking forward to seeing you live again next time you come my way.

  39. Chiccen

    I’m singing the old version of this for my solo and ensemble solo and I love it

  40. Random Dragon

    Okay, I try not to get too upset when people remix songs that I like, but I feel like this is a bad take on the song. It's meant to be more somber and slow, about how hard life is, but you know you're going to be okay in the end. This upbeat pop version doesn't suit the song or the message at all

  41. Alex Cali

    I'm just a poor wayfaring stranger
    Traveling through this world below
    There is no sickness, no toil, nor danger
    In that bright land to which I go
    I'm going there to see my Father
    And all my loved ones who've gone on
    I'm just going over Jordan
    I'm just going over home
    I know dark clouds will gather 'round me
    I know my way is hard and steep
    But beauteous fields arise 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
    So, I'm just going over Jordan
    I'm just going over home
    I'm just going over Jordan
    I'm just going over home

  42. Nothing Runs Like a Deer

    F*ck you Redhead
    Only Johnny Cash!

  43. TSM Nightdevil

    He messed up unless he making his own way he supposed to hold some notes but he just saying them as words

  44. rocknroller1986

    I need glasses, I thought the title read Wayfair and was expecting ED to cover the online furniture jingle...

  45. l spirov

    How can anyone butcher a song so bad.

  46. Taylor Little

    8 years later and I still love this video. ❤️

  47. AnnTie NC

    So is he the guy who sing in 1917?

  48. Aditya kumar

    Who else is here after the new 1917 trailer?

    It's Mee Only :(

  49. Tina Maples

    The ending, all acoustic, was beautiful!

  50. Idonea Kw

    Pure talent

  51. RiddledWith Adventure

    Trying to find who sings this in the 1917 trailer. But Ed did it great too!

  52. sonofinuyasha05

    If you want to hear magic, listen to Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker's rendition. The way this song should be sung. Ed Sheeran is awesome but this is not a pop song.

  53. James White

    Bro the new 1917 trailer looks literally perfection

  54. MILKYWAY Yeaa

    Who from trailer 1917

  55. Not Your Bro

    Who's here because 1917 trailer?

    Aim-Bot

    Not Your Bro Yup

    James Dillinger

    Ed is a creative genius with his loops... Check out Jack White laying down this tune in the movie "Cold Mountain".

    BossMod Gaming

    I thought but its nothing

  56. francisco Moreno

    Heard this song in the trailer for 1917 and I remembered that Ed did a version of it

  57. Jiwon Seo

    (っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ 1917 ♥

  58. Neal Thomas

    Who else is here after the new 1917 trailer?

    Rikky Fishbein

    yep! still trying to find out who sings the trailer version though!

    Idonea Kw

    Apparently the trailer version is by Felix Erskine, and it's not been released yet, for anyone who is curious

    Eliza

    Me as well. And thanks, Idonea Kw; I'd been trying to figure out who sings the trailer version for a while.

    Herman Lands Lauds to

    Me too, just watched the trailer!!!

    Idonea Kw

    @Eliza you're welcome, it took me ages to find out lmao can't wait till the film and its soundtrack come out

  59. Willow

    Just wanted to say for 8 years now this song/recording has never failed to pull me out of an anxiety spiral. The way it builds and ebbs/flows... every second of it is so pleasing to my ears. Thanks Ed or whoever moderates EDs YT page you’ve made some incredible music and I know you will continue to do so, know that it does make a difference in people’s lives ❤️

  60. Dan Marcell

    Leave this song to Jack White

  61. Kendra Stucki

    I just LOVE watching him “build” the harmonies!! He is so so amazing!! I am always blown away by his lyrics but every thing he touches is magic. If you haven’t heard his cover of The Parting Glass you need to find it!!

  62. Are you Serious

    He is a great singer but in my opinion this rendition doesnt seem to hold the sadness that the older version hold. Doesn’t have that grit to me

  63. Nenad Gojnic

    Hmmm... Not bad, considering this song has been done by so many, so great. Check out Rhiannon Giddens for another great take on this.

  64. bayouvaper83

    Wow way to screw up a song and change the lyrics

  65. Marinóias

    I'm just a poor wayfaring stranger
    Traveling through this world below
    There is no sickness, no toil, nor danger
    In that bright land to which I go
    I'm going there to see my Father
    And all my loved ones who've gone on
    I'm just going over Jordan
    I'm just going over home
    I know dark clouds will gather 'round me
    I know my way is hard and steep
    But beauteous fields arise 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
    So, I'm just going over Jordan
    I'm just going over home
    I'm just going over Jordan
    I'm just going over home

  66. geminiCrow ______

    Alextbh did it wayyyyy better

  67. Semper Fortis

    Wow... this guy is a tool.

    Semper Fortis

    @Wayward_clique
    I know the Brits have thoroughly invaded American culture via music and cinema; but he should leave the beat boxing to grime artist, or come to America to learn it well. Plus... that has to be the worst version of wayfaring stranger I ever heard.
    Never mind, the fact he pulled some serious IP theft of American artists for some of his hits and made a fortune off of it like Led Zeppelin did Taurus.
    He might as well be Chinese at that rate... because all the do is steal.

  68. Al Truist

    42 million subscribers now that's what I'm talkin about!

  69. Big Mac

    How did they get a goat in the studio 🤔

  70. Michaela Perez

    I will never forget the concert I saw him sing this at. It was the beginning of his career and he was so excited to be singing at a decent sized place (it was the Nokia theatre). He sang the ending with no mic or music and just let his voice echo through the theatre. He was so excited the people in the back could hear him. It was one of my favorite musical moments I’ve witnessed

  71. Lana.B K.M

    Nothing beats the original sung by great, legendary artists of the past. Others are just Copycats

  72. Justin Swartz

    Max Boyle did it better

  73. Josh Chang

    Who's here because of Max on the voice

    Anamika Sinha

    @vidya sagar thank you

    Tamia Smith

    I'm back here again because of Max lol. I found this cover a long time ago.

  74. can dela

    Saw this live while he was touring Divide, he played it before I See Fire and I was like wtf is this and why have I never heard it before WE NEED IT ON SPOTIFY ED. Also no need to add he sounds even better live

  75. Gustavo Adolfo

    Someone in 2019?

  76. Al Truist

    2:29 forever

  77. haley phillips

    i’m singing this song for choir and i searched it and this is the first thing that popped up and ed is my favorite

  78. Sarah Myers

    Anyone from 2019


    I love ed so much❤❤❤

  79. rob p

    This style is different but there are much better versions.

    ILL-I-BE 20

    I'll be right back to let you know if that is true or not.. give me a minute. brb

    ILL-I-BE 20

    Alright I'm back, thanks for waiting.. I think the Johnny Cash one is second best, to this one. But hey, there are a lot of good versions. Ttyl

  80. Aaaa

    Please go back

  81. xCHASERx

    He don't even need any instruments to make music lol

    GooferDusty

    only his trusted loop pedal :)

  82. SIXTY SIX MUSTANG

    GOD GIVEN TALENT, VOCAL PERFECTION !

  83. Lyrical

    I'm doing this song for choir and now my favorite artist is singing it 😊

  84. Jorge Lucas

    Johnny Cash >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  85. Rafaela Leal

    This music.... <3

  86. Capricious Kapena

    Another Hollyweird millionaire appropriating the working mans culture. I’m guessing he never mined coal or chopped tobacco. These aren’t your words and this is not your song. Fuck off to L.A. Listen to Bill Monroe if you want to understand the roots. So...... sick of these folks trying to appropriate hillbilly music! Come up with your own shit. Guessing it’s not as good because you have NEVER known any hardship

  87. Capricious Kapena

    Another Hollyweird [email protected]$ Capitalizing on the broke backs of the American working man. I’m guessing he never mined coal or chopped tobacco. Piss off , don’t appropriate our culture, you lefty entitled millionaire

  88. Wayne Knight

    Gotta love this!!

  89. David

    popped up in my rec feed. I like how YouTube’s algorithms are grabbing old gems and showing them to us again.

  90. Mark Schuster

    Interesting use of a looper

  91. The Pastel Fangirl

    i have to sing this song for choir and i never really got into ed sheeran. now i kinda like him lmao

  92. Milena K

    Jamie Woon mad it first and much earlier, in 2007! And much better as for me. And for me it looks like plagiarism!

    Derek Mitchell

    Elena K it’s called a cover you clown

    GooferDusty

    Calm your tits. It's a cover. He even named Woon as the composer here

  93. Teej Ghost

    Joel and Ellie sang that song man!!!

  94. Stormy Rain

    You killed me, you wayward stranger. I will not ever be the same because of you both. All you both do is hate me and on me. You both have lied to everyone about me. How would you feel if this happened to you? Having me raped and drugged me to do so. Plus you let her hit me in my head after the fact that she knew I had brain damage. Glad you can laugh about it all. Ever day you hate me and make everyone happy with your evil. Plus everyone knows.

  95. Fanny Berg

    damn i miss him doing this instead of shape of you