Far Side Banks fo Jordan

I love it when my Uncle Dave & Aunt Heather sing this song – and Johnny & June did an okay version too ;).  We sang it this past weekend before my Grandpa was buried – I wasn’t able to sing much, but it was very meaningful.  Grandma had requested it.  After 72 years married what would these words mean?  I don’t know.

I believe my steps are growing wearier each day
Still I’ve got a journey on my mind
Lures of this old world have ceased to make me wanna stay
And my one regret is leaving you behind.

And I’ll be waiting on the far side banks of Jordan
I’ll be waiting drawing pictures in the sand
And when I see you coming I will rise up with the shout
And come running through he shallow waters reaching for your hand.

Through this life we’ve labored hard to earn our meager fare
It’s brought us trembling hands and failing eyes
I’ll just rest here on this shore and turn my eyes away
Until you come then we’ll see paradise.


If it proves to be his will that I am first to go
And somehow I’ll be feeling it will be
When it comes your times to travel like wise don’t feel lost
For I will be the first one that you’ll see.

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One Response to Far Side Banks fo Jordan

  1. Did your aunt and uncle record this? Or would they do so? Our interest is this. We’ve known the writer Terry Smith since 1997. We track and collect this song. Have tracked to have been issued on a recording at least 260 times. We have 200 issued recordings plus some you tube and folks who sing this and have been nice enough to record this to tape or CD. So you now see why we would be interested in a recording by your aunt and uncle or others. Thanks Don & Hazel Sargent. 4934 McDowell Creek Rd. Manhattan, KS 66502. Home 785 539-6700

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