So between Reformation and All Saints I had the funeral for Donna Niemann and tomorrow I have another funeral. The memory of funerals past and the connection with the Jordan River and the promised land for the Israelite and the popular culture in poem and music of the Jordan crossing meaning crossing from death to life is ubiquitous. 8 years ago on my birthday I put this song on a blog about Veterans Day and my memories of the members of my family who had served and have crossed the Jordan and rejoice in the presence of Christ. Anyway here is my rendition of the Far Side Banks of Jordan.
About The Author
Rev. Bernhard Seter has been a Pastor in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for over 42 years. He served on the Board of LCMS World Relief and Human Care for ten years and is now the Chairman of the Board of International Missions. He has been privileged to travel around the world and see the churches' mercy work in action. He is convinced it is not only what we are "compelled" to do because of Christ; it is what we have been baptized for. Christ's love compels us, constrains us, and sends us forth.