Emmylou Harris “Wayfaring Stranger” Audio & Lyrics

Emmylou Harris

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Emmylou Harris' "Wayfaring Stranger" cover is featured on her 1980 album titled 'Roses in the Snow.' Listen to the tune and view the full lyrics of her version here.

Twelve time Grammy award winner Emmylou Harris is renowned for her mature songwriting style and her skilled interpretation of other artists’ songs. Her career has lasted over 30 years and she continues to gain admiration for her music.

Harris’ cover of the folk song “Wayfaring Stranger” was included on her 1980 album titled Roses in the Snow. Enjoy her rendition of the tune below!

“Wayfaring Stranger” Lyrics

I am a poor wayfaring stranger
While traveling thru this world of woe
Yet there’s no sickness, toil or danger
In that bright world yo which I go
I’m going there to see my father
I’m going there no more to ram
I’m only going over Jordan
I’m only going over home
I know dark clouds will gather around me
I know my way is rough and steep
Yet beauteous fields lie just before me
Where God’s redeemed their vigils keep
I’m going there to my mother
She said she’d meet me when I come
I’m only going over Jordan
I’m only going over me
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