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Nelman, Carl R 


(G)There's a river some-(C)where that's called  (G)Jordan,
And they (D)say that it's deep and (G)wide,
And they say that the (C)king and (G)beggar,
On that shore they will stand side by (G)side.

At the (C)crossing, of the (G)Jordan,
Why should (D)I be afraid? There'll be (G)someone who loves me,
To (C)guide me,  'cross the (G)river,
To (D)endless joys a-(G)bove.

(G)Though the river is (C)dark and it's (G)stormy,
It will (D)pass like a dream in the (G)night.
And my soul will a-(C)wake in the (G)morning,
In (D)regions of endless de-(G)light.   


(G)my friend Jesus will  (C)stand at the  (G)river,
And He'll  (D)beckon, "just come unto  (G)me."
Then the waters of  (C)Jordan will be  (G)parted,
And on  (D)dry ground I'll enter the  (G)sea.   

Another version

From: ronnie d

My Pastor Dr. H. Watson Moody had written three more verses to this song and also I got two other verses from our Deacon James Bradley and his doesn' t know where they came from it was just how he remembered it from years ago.


(G) There's a river some-(C) where that's called (G) Jordan,
And they (D) say that it's deep and (G) wide,
And they say that the (C) king and (G) beggar,
On that [D] shore they will stand side by (G) side.
At the (C) crossing, of the (G) Jordan,
Why should (D)I be afraid? There'll be (G) someone who loves me,
To (C) guide me, 'cross the (G) river,
To (D) endless joys a-(G) bove.

(G) Though the river is (C) dark and it's (G) stormy,
It will (D) pass like a dream in the (G) night.
And my soul will a-(C) wake in the (G) morning,
In (D) regions of endless de-(G) light.
(G) my friend Jesus will (C) stand at the (G) river,
And He'll (D) beckon, "just come unto (G) me."
Then the waters of (C) Jordan will be (G) parted,
And on (D) dry ground I'll enter the (G) sea.
[G] There are many that have [C] crossed the dark [G ]river
You could [D] tell by the light on their [G] face
When their last breath in [C] this life was G] taken
JESUS [D] carried them to that Heavenly ]G] place
[G] When I come to the [C] end of my [G] journey
And my [D] life here on Earth is [G] oer
I will rest in the [C] arms of my [G] Savior
In his [D] presents to be [G] evermore

[G] The river is [C] cold and [G] foreboding
But for [D] me it will carry no [G] fright
For my Savior will [C] meet me in [G] Mercy
And I’ll [D] cross by His will and His [G] might

[G] I will stand on the [C] banks of that [G] river
When I’ve [D] finished my course and the [G] fight
Then Jesus will [C] lead me to [G] Glory
To the [D] city where the Lamb is the [G] lightT

[G] The Master has [C] passed thru that [G] river
BE [D] cause of his love for man [G] kind
Now it’s only a [C] valley of [G] shadows
I ap[D] proach it with God’s peace in my [G] mind