I AM A PILGRIM
Also recorded by: Chet Atkins; Johnny Cash; The Country Gentlemen;
Charlie Daniels; Tennessee Ernie Ford; The Goins Brothers;
Grandpa Jones & Ramona; Ernie Hawkins; Rob Ickes; Marley's Ghost;
John McEuen; Bill Monroe.
I am a pilgrim, and a stranger - travelling through this wearisome land.
But I've got a home - in that yonder city, Yes Lord!
In that house - not made with hands.
I'll see my father, mother, sister and brother - when I leave this world of woe.
And there I'll greet my Lord and Savior - in that land to which I go.
Dear friends I'll greet - when I cross over, and I reach that distant shore.
With songs of joy - we'll sing his praises, and there we'll dwell forever more.
I'm going down - to the river of Jordan, just to ease my troubled soul.
If I could touch - but the hem of his garment, I do believe I could be made whole.
(repeat 1st verse)