Song – Wayfaring Stranger

Song Notes

Gibson’s adaptation of this classic song has been widely recorded and performed.

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Wayfaring Stranger

by Glen Yarbrough & Marilyn Child | Sing Folk Songs

LYRIC

Wayfaring Stranger

I am a poor wayfaring stranger
Traveling through this world of woe
And there’s no sickness, no toil or 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 going there just over Jordan
I’m going there to my new home

One of these mornings, and it won’t be long
All men will rise, stand side by side
Then hand in hand they’re bound for glory
Their foes will fall before freedom’s tide

I’m goin’ there to see my brother
I’m goin’ there no more to roam
I’m goin’ there just over Jordan
I’m goin’ there to my new home

I’m goin’ there to see my mother
I’m goin’ there no more to roam
I’m goin’ there just over Jordan
I’m goin’ there to my new home
I am a poor wayfaring stranger

New Words & Music Arr. Bob Gibson
© Robert Josiah Music

Wayfaring Stranger

by Bob Gibson | Newport Folk Festival 1960

Wayfaring Stranger

by Bob Gibson | Thee's A Meeting Here Tonight