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River of Jordan

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River of Jordan

River of Jordan
(Hazel Houser)

To the river of Jordan our Savior went one day,
And we read that John the baptist met him there.
When John baptised Jesus in Jordans rushing water,
The mighty power of God filled the air

I'm on my way, (to the river of Jordan,)
Gonna walk right in, (in the rushing waters)
I'm goin there, (I'm goin down to the river of Jordan)
And let the cool waters cleanse my soul.

King Naimen was stricken with dreaded leprosy,
And he sent for the man of God to pray,
But Elijah said to Naimen, go dip yourself in Jordan,
And let the cool water wash your spots away.

So he went right down (to the river of Jordan),
He went right in (in the rushing water)
He dipped himself (He dipped himself in river of Jordan)
And the cool waters made him whole.

The RIver of Jordan is many miles away,
This mighty river I may never see,
But I'll find myself an altar in an old fashioned church.
My river of Jordan that will be.
Recorded by Ricky Skaggs, Louvin Brothers
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