Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Origin: Jordan

DigiTrad:
CONESTOGA ON THE JORDAN ROAD
CROSSED OLD JORDAN'S STREAM
DEEP RIVER
JORDAN IS A HARD ROAD TO TRAVEL
RIVER OF JORDAN
ROLL, JORDAN, ROLL


Related threads:
ADD/Info: Cross Over to the Other Side of Jordan (16)
Lyr Req: Jordan River (14)
Lyr Req: Far-Side Banks of Jordan (Terry Smith) (22)
Lyr Add: Roll, Jordan, Roll (20)
On Jordan's Stormy Banks (16)
(origins) Origin: Jordan's River is Chilly and Cold (32)
Jordan River Songs and Spirituals (4)
Lyr Req: Ashore to Jordan? / Shores of Jordan (3)
Lyr Req: Jordanis oras praevia (7)
Lyr Req: River of Jordan (Jaybird Coleman version) (6)
happy? - Sept 15 (Crossing Jordan) (4)
Lyr Req: There Are Two Sides to the Jordan (10)
Lyr Add: I'm Gonna Walk Around In Jerdan (5)
Lyr Add: Oh, Give Way Jordan (spiritual, work (3)
Lyr Add: It's Cool Down Here at the River Jordan (3)
Lyr Req: Far Side Banks of Jordan (8)
Lyr Add: Get Away Jordan (9)
Lyr Req: I'll Be Half Way To Jordan (5)
Lyr Req: What is the Crying at Jordan (5)
Lyr/Tune Req: What Is the Crying at Jordan? (2)


Richie 24 Feb 03 - 08:16 AM
Richie 24 Feb 03 - 08:20 AM
masato sakurai 24 Feb 03 - 08:51 AM
Richie 24 Feb 03 - 09:09 AM
Stewie 25 Feb 03 - 01:19 AM
Kent Davis 16 Feb 13 - 06:36 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Origin: Jordan
From: Richie
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 08:16 AM

I'm Looking for info about the song "Jordan" or "Cold Jordan" (lyrics below).

Lyr Add: JORDAN

Oh sinning is a gentilized journey, take Jesus as your daily guide
Though you may feel pure and saintly without Him walking by your side
And when you come to make your crossing at the end of the pilgrim's way
If you ever will meet your savior, you will surely meet him on that day

Chorus:(Now look at that) cold Jordan, (look at its) deep water
(Look at that) wide river Oh heavy mighty billows roll
(You better take) Jesus with you, (He's a) true companion
(For I'm sure) without Him that you never will make it o'er.

That awful day of judgment is coming in the by and by
We'll see our Lord descending in the glory from on high
Oh, let us get in touch with Jesus and in the special love of God
And maybe ever get ready when he comes on Jordan's tide.

Repeat Chorus

Now what you gonna do, Oh what you gonna say
Oh how you gonna feel when you come to the end of the way?

Notes: Recorded by Stanley Brothers; Emmylou Harris; Grateful Dead; Kentucky Colonels; Also called "Cold Jordan."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Origin: Jordan
From: Richie
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 08:20 AM

The fisrt verse I pasted was incorrect:

Oh sinning is a gentilized journey, take Jesus as your daily guide

Should be: Oh listen as you thread life's journey, take Jesus...

Sorry, got the lyrics off an internet site and didn't proof them.

If Joe or Joe clone could kindly fix.

-Richie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Origin: Jordan
From: masato sakurai
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 08:51 AM

From Gary B. Reid's notes to The Stanley Brothers: The Early Years 1958-1961 (4-disc set; Stardy/King KBSCD-7000):
"Jordan" is thought by many to be an older traditional song but it was written in 1954 by Fred Rich, a gospel songwriter from northern Georgia who conceived the chorus of the song at the Co-op where he worked in Blairsville, Georgia.
~Masato


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Origin: Jordan
From: Richie
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 09:09 AM

Thanks Masato,

-Richie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Origin: Jordan
From: Stewie
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 01:19 AM

There's a beaut recording of this on John Starling's 'Long Time Gone' Sugar Hill SH-CD-3714 with lead vocals by Starling and harmony vocals by Ricky Skaggs and Paul Craft. Magic!

--Stewie.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Origin: Jordan
From: Kent Davis
Date: 16 Feb 13 - 06:36 PM

I have never heard the first verse that way.   

Emmylou Harris sang it as "O come and as you take life's journey, take Jesus..." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOHXvK6AxW4


The Grateful Dead sang it as "O sinner, as you life's journey, take Jesus..." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5zFHW8d0vQ

Kent


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 18 August 12:42 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.