River of Jordan
Written by Hazel Houser
Chord-chart by Lynn Lewis




G / D / |G / / / | To the River of Jordan our Savior went one day, G / D / |G / / / | And we read that John the Baptist met him there, G / / / |C / / / | When John baptized Jesus in Jordan’s rushing waters, G / D / |G / / The mighty power of G-d filled the air.

chorus 1:

/ |G / / I’m on my way, to the River of Jordan, / |D / / Gonna wade right in, in the rushing waters, / |G / G7 / |C / / / I’m going down, I’m going down, to the River of Jordan, |G / D G / / / | And let the cool waters cleanse my soul.


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

chorus 2:

So he went right in, to the River of Jordan, He went right in, in the rushing waters, He dipped himself, he dipped himself in the 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.

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