My last post about grief and a comforting song, reminded me of this gospel favorite. Written in the 1970s by Terry Smith, a full-time school teacher, “Far Side Banks of Jordan” became his most famous song. Johnny Cash did the first cut in 1975 and many other artists have recorded it since. This love song turned gospel number is a world-wide favorite, especially among the bluegrass community. My husband loves it and plays it often, ever since we heard it performed at a musical about Johnny Cash.