146. The Blood-Washed Pilgrim

1. I saw a blood-washed pilgrim,
A sinner saved by grace,
Upon the King's great highway,
With peaceful, shining face.
Temptations sore beset him,
But nothing could affright,
He said, "The yoke is easy,
The burden, it is light."

Oh! palms of victory, crowns of glory,
Palms of victory I shall wear.

2. His helmet was Salvation,
A simple Faith his shield,
And Righteousness his breast-plate;
The Spirit's sword he'd wield.
All fiery darts arrested,
And quenched their blazing flight;
He cried, "The yoke is easy,
The burden, it is light." [Chorus]

3. I saw him in the furnace,
He doubted not, nor feared,
And in the flames beside him
The Son of God appeared.
Though seven times 'twas heated
With all the tempter's might,
He said, "The yoke is easy,
The burden, it is light." [Chorus]

4. Mid storms, and clouds, and trials,
In prison, at the stake,
He leaped for joy, rejoicing,
'Twas all for Jesus' sake.
That God should count him worthy,
Was such supreme delight,
He cried, "The yoke is easy,
The burden is so light." [Chorus]

5. I saw him overcoming,
Through all the swelling strife,
Until he crossed the threshold
Of God's Eternal Life.
The Crown, the Throne, the Sceptre,
The Name, the Stone so White,
Were his, who found, in Jesus,
The yoke and burden light. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: I saw a blood-washed pilgrim
Title: The Blood-Washed Pilgrim
Author: R. Kelso Carter
Refrain First Line: Oh! palms of victory, crowns of glory
Publication Date: 1888
Tune Information
Name: [I saw a blood-washed pilgrim]
Composer: Arranged
Key: F Major

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