We ask for donations here just twice a year, and this is one of those times. So, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Last month, our Hymnary website had almost 1 million visitors from around the world: people like you who love hymns. To serve our users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

Search Results


Planning worship? Check out our sister site, PreachingandWorship.org, for 20+ additional resources related to your search.


text icon
Text authorities

A Pilgrim Through This Lonely World

Author: Edward Denny Meter: Appears in 83 hymnals Lyrics: 1. A pilgrim through this lonely world The ... Used With Tune: ORTONVILLE
Page scansFlexscoreFlexpresent

The Pilgrim's Song

Author: C. S. B.; Unknown Appears in 539 hymnals First Line: Fairest Lord Jesus Refrain First Line: We are pilgrims on the way Used With Tune: [Fairest Lord Jesus]
TextPage scans

I'm a Pilgrim, and I'm a Stranger

Author: Mrs. M. S. B. Dana Meter: with refrain Appears in 380 hymnals Lyrics: 1. I'm a pilgrim, and I'm a stranger; ... ever flowing, I'm a pilgrim, and I'm a stranger ... and weary. I'm a pilgrim, and I'm a stranger ... any dying. I'm a pilgrim, and I'm a stranger ... Topics: The Christian Life Pilgrimage Used With Tune: I'M A PILGRIM


hymnal icon
Published hymn books and other collections

Pilgrim Hymnal

Publication Date: 1958 Publisher: Pilgrim Press Publication Place: Boston, Mass. Editors: James W. Lenhart; Pilgrim Press
Page scans

The Pilgrim Hymnal

Publication Date: 1904 Publisher: The Pilgrim Press Publication Place: New York Editors: Charles L. Noyes; The Pilgrim Press; Charles L. Ziegler

The Pilgrim Hymnal

Publication Date: 1935 Publisher: The Pilgrim Press Publication Place: Boston; Chicago Editors: Sidney A. Weston; Luther A. Weigle


tune icon
Tune authorities
Page scansAudio


Appears in 51 hymnals Incipit: 12311 12354 25433 Used With Text: I'm a pilgrim and I'm a stranger
Page scansAudio


Meter: Appears in 5 hymnals Tune Key: f sharp minor Incipit: 54311 3455 Used With Text: Come, all ye mourning pilgrims dear
Page scansFlexscore


Composer: J. F. Ohl Meter: Appears in 3 hymnals Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 53176 5321 Used With Text: Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah


instance icon
Published text-tune combinations (hymns) from specific hymnals

The Pilgrim Spirit

Author: Lee Clair Libby; Lorraine Nelsen Hymnal: Hymns for a Pilgrim People #504 (2007) Meter: D with refrain First Line: The Pilgrim spirit moveth Refrain First Line: We are fellow Pilgrims Lyrics: 1 The Pilgrim spirit moveth Across the world ... began. Refrain: We are fellow Pilgrims In the Master's plan ... brotherhood of man! 2 The Pilgrim band that once sailed Across ... daily life. [Refrain] 3 The Pilgrims still are marching Undaunted, brave ... Topics: Pilgrim / Pilgrimage Scripture: 1 Corinthians 4:2 Languages: English Tune Title: PILGRIM SPIRIT

Happy Little Pilgrims

Author: Fanny Crosby Hymnal: The Cyber Hymnal #2138 Meter: Lyrics: 1. Happy little pilgrims, We should ne’er be ... children glad. Refrain Happy little pilgrims, Going on our way, To ... Languages: English Tune Title: HAPPY LITTLE PILGRIMS

Press Along, Weary Pilgrim, Press On

Author: A. E. B. Hymnal: Church Hymnal #146 (1951) First Line: Press along, weary pilgrim, thru the struggles and strife Refrain First Line: Press along, weary pilgrim Lyrics: Press along, weary pilgrim, thru the struggles ... Languages: English Tune Title: [Press along, weary pilgrim, thru the struggles and strife]


person icon
Authors, composers, editors, etc.

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685 - 1750 Person Name: J. S. Bach Arranger of "PASSION CHORALE" in Hymns for Celebration Johann Sebastian Bach was born at Eisenach into a musical family and in a town steeped in Reformation history, he received early musical training from his father and older brother, and elementary education in the classical school Luther had earlier attended. Throughout his life he made extraordinary efforts to learn from other musicians. At 15 he walked to Lüneburg to work as a chorister and study at the convent school of St. Michael. From there he walked 30 miles to Hamburg to hear Johann Reinken, and 60 miles to Celle to become familiar with French composition and performance traditions. Once he obtained a month's leave from his job to hear Buxtehude, but stayed nearly four months. He arranged compositions from Vivaldi and other Italian masters. His own compositions spanned almost every musical form then known (Opera was the notable exception). In his own time, Bach was highly regarded as organist and teacher, his compositions being circulated as models of contrapuntal technique. Four of his children achieved careers as composers; Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Chopin are only a few of the best known of the musicians that confessed a major debt to Bach's work in their own musical development. Mendelssohn began re-introducing Bach's music into the concert repertoire, where it has come to attract admiration and even veneration for its own sake. After 20 years of successful work in several posts, Bach became cantor of the Thomas-schule in Leipzig, and remained there for the remaining 27 years of his life, concentrating on church music for the Lutheran service: over 200 cantatas, four passion settings, a Mass, and hundreds of chorale settings, harmonizations, preludes, and arrangements. He edited the tunes for Schemelli's Musicalisches Gesangbuch, contributing 16 original tunes. His choral harmonizations remain a staple for studies of composition and harmony. Additional melodies from his works have been adapted as hymn tunes. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Delores Dufner

b. 1939 Person Name: Delores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 Author of "Come to Me, All Pilgrims Thirsty" in Evangelical Lutheran Worship Delores Dufner is a member of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota, with Master's Degrees in Liturgical Music and Liturgical Studies. She is currently a member and a Fellow of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, the National Pastoral Musicians (NPM), the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and the Monastic Worship Forum. Delores is a writer of liturgical, scripturally based hymn and song texts which have a broad ecumenical appeal and are contracted or licensed by 34 publishers in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and China. She has received more than 50 commissions to write texts for special occasions or needs and has published over 200 hymns, many of which have several different musical settings and appear in several publications. She is the author of three hymn collections: Sing a New Church (1994, Oregon Catholic Press), The Glimmer of Glory in Song (2004, GIA Publications), and And Every Breath, a Song (2011, GIA Publications). Delores, the middle child of five, was born and raised on a farm in the Red River Valley of North Dakota. She attended a one-room country school in which she learned to read music and play the tonette, later studying piano and organ. Delores was a school music teacher, private piano and organ instructor, and parish organist/choir director for twelve years. She served as liturgy coordinator for her religious community of 775 members for six years and as Director of the Office of Worship for the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota for fifteen years. She subsequently worked as a liturgical music consultant for the Diocese of Ballarat, Victoria in southeast Australia for fifteen months. At present, she is preparing a fourth hymn collection and assisting with liturgy planning and music leadership at the monastery. Delores Dufner

Richard Gillard

b. 1953 Author of "We Are Pilgrims (The Servant Song)" in Voices United Gillard, Richard. (Malmesbury, Wiltshire County, England, May 22, 1953- ). The eldest of six children, he emigrated to New Zealand with his family when he was three years old. Writes, "I've had almost no formal musical training. I'm a self-taught guitarist and play mostly in a folk style." Regarding "The Servant Song," he says it "was first published in 1978 on a record album by Scripture in Song called "Father Make Us One" and has appeared subsequently in other Scripture in Song publications including a song book entitled "Songs of Praise" which is widely used by New Zealand congregations. It has also been recorded by the St. Pauls Singers of St Pauls Anglican Church. This album, called New Harvest introduces songs and hymns from their own songbook of the same name." --Letter from Richard Gillard to Mary Louise VanDyke, 25 March 1987, DNAH Archives


With the steady forward motion of a gentle ostinato, coupled with a rich, scripture-based text, Chri…
Series: Choral. Accompaniment: Piano. Pages: 12. Liturgical/Seasonal: Body and Blood of Christ A, Bo…
See all 14 product results


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.