philena (philena) wrote in vocisancte,
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American Angels

This song is something from my CD "American Angels," recorded by Anonymous 4. It is, alas, a .wma file, but I figured some people, if not newredshoes, would be able to enjoy it. The CD is a collection of early American spirituals, perhaps a bit later than the normal medieval-style stuff we normally find around here, but I thought this song is too lovely to go unshared.

The lyrics are as follows:

I am a poor, wayfaring stranger,
While journ'ying thru this world of woe,
Yet, there's no sickness, toil nor 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 only going over Jordan,
I'm only going over home.

I know dark clouds will gather o'er me,
I know my way is rough and steep;
Yet beaut'ous fields lie just before me,
Where God's redeemed their vigils keep.
I'm going there to see my moter,
She said she'd meet me when I come;
I'm only going over Jordan,
I'm only going over home.

I want to wear a crown of glory,
When I get home to that good land;
I want to shout salvation's story
In concert with the bloodwashed band.
I'm going there to meet my savior,
To sing His praise forevermore;
I'm only going over Jordan,
I'm only going over home.

The song may be found here.


Oh yes, and I forgot: "Argos" is just heavenly. Thank you, rahalia_cat.
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