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Wayfaring Stranger

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1 I’m just a poor wayfaring stranger
while journeying through this Land of woe
But there's no sickness toil or danger
In that bright world to which I go.

I’m going there to see my Mother/Father,
she said she'd/he said he'd meet me when I would come.
I’m just a-going over Jordan
I’m just a-going over home.

2 I know dark clouds will gather o’er me,
I know my way lies rough and steep
But Beauteous Fields lie out before me
Where God's redeemed their vigils keep. [Chorus]

Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #608

Text Information

First Line: I am a poor wayfaring stranger
Title: Wayfaring Stranger
Source: Christian Songster, 1858
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm going there to see my Father
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #2711
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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Church Gospel Songs and Hymns #665


Lift Every Voice and Sing II #19

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #252

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #608


The Cyber Hymnal #2711

The Sacred Harp #457

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