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Afterlife Beliefs    

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The three Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) all believe in life after death. Despite some common misconceptions, the beliefs are remarkably similar.

Many folk songs capture the essence of these beliefs in lyric form, such as this traditional song of the Appalachian Mountains.

Wayfaring Stranger

I am a poor wayfaring stranger
Wandering through this world of woe
But there's no sorrow, toil or danger
In that bright land to which I go

I'm going there to see my father
I'm going there no more to roam
I'm just a going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I know dark clouds will gather 'round me
I know my way is rough and steep
But golden fields lie out before me
Where all the saints their vigils keep

I'm going there to see my mother
I'm going there no more to roam
I'm just a going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I'm going there to see my Savior
To sing His praise forevermore
I'm just a going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

 
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