I Am a Pilgrim
I am a pilgrim and a stranger,
Traveling though this wearisome land.
I’ve got a home in that yonder city, good Lord,
And it’s not (good Lord it’s not) not made by hand.
I’ve got a mother, a sister and a brother,
Who have gone on before.
And I’m determined to go and meet them, good Lord,
Over on that other shore. (Chorus)
As I go down to the river of Jordan,
Just to ease my troubled soul.
If I could touch but the hem of His garment, good Lord,
I do believe it would make me whole. (Chorus)
Instruction on how to play this song can be found in Wayne Erbsen’s books: Bluegrass Jamming on Fiddle, Bluegrass Jamming on Mandolin and Bluegrass Jamming on Banjo.