Natalie Merchant - Poor Wayfaring Stranger Lyrics




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

Well I'm going there
To meet my mother
Said she'd meet me when I come
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I know dark clouds
Will gather 'round me
I know my way
Will be rough and steep
But beautiful fields lie just before me
Where God's redeemed
Their vigils keep

Well I'm going there
To meet my loved ones
Gone on before me, one by one
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I'll soon be free of earthy trials
My body rest in the old church yard
I'll drop this cross of self-denial
And I'll go singing home to God

Well I'm going there
To meet my Savior
Dwell with Him and never roam
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home





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  1. Bill Adams

    The best version of this song I've ever heard.....

  2. taddyd1

    https://youtu.be/XV4XrbiS9R0

  3. Tam's Place

    I’m not sure what this is, but the original version that I remembered, wasn’t this! I guess this is ok, but not even close to the original. Just my opinion...

    Portcullis

    Which original? It is an 18th Century traditional hymn! There are hundreds of recorded versions, but this is the only one that Natalie Merchant has recorded.

  4. Fielder Wheat

    My fav version

  5. Bill Adams

    The BEST version of this song.... hands down

    James Lee

    Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra is pretty good

    https://youtu.be/XWIaeQFcbYg

    Portcullis

    @James Lee Rhiannon Giddens' version is wonderful too.

    Linda Merrill

    And Jack White version is amazing, also.

  6. Portcullis

    Awesome version of a beautiful old song. I also love the versions by the Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra and Rhiannon Giddens.

    Linda Merrill

    Portcullis Agreed! Plus Jack White.

  7. TooBad SoSad

    I love this, just beautiful!

  8. Wolfric Kelly

    There are a few artists who make my heart drop and my soul cry in the best ways. This is one of those voices.... this is one of those songs. Thank you for your contribution to the wonders of music.

    Portcullis

    Well said. I feel exactly the same about her beautiful voice and this song.

  9. f danzer

    Very nice song fuck I'm going to cry and dream I loved so much