9825. Pilgrims Here On Earth And Strangers

1 Pilgrims here on earth and strangers,
’Neath a weary load we bend:
O how sweet, ’mid toils and dangers,
Still to have a heavenly friend!
Christ has suffered,
And to sufferers grace will send.

2 By as deadly foes assaulted,
By as strong temptations tried,
Still His footsteps never halted,
On from strength to strength He hied.
What could move Him,
With Jehovah at His side?

3 To the shameful cross they nailed Him,
And that cross became His throne:
In the tomb they laid and sealed Him;
Lo, the Godhead bursts the stone,
And, ascending,
Claims all empire as His own.

4 Savior, from Thy heavenly glories
Here an eye of mercy cast;
Make our pathway plain before us,
Smooth the wave, and still the blast.
Thou hast helped us;
Bear us safely home at last.

Text Information
First Line: Pilgrims here on earth and strangers
Title: Pilgrims Here On Earth And Strangers
Author: Henry F. Lyte
Meter: 87.87.47
Language: English
Source: The Spirit of the Psalms, 1834
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: BENEDICTION by Arthur H. Mann, 1879
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1864)
Meter: 87.87.47
Key: F Major
Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns by Charles Kemble (London: John F. Shaw, 1864)

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