Happy in the Lord

A pilgrim and a stranger here, I seek a home to pilgrims dear

Author: William Hunter
Published in 28 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A Pilgrim and a stranger here,
I seek a home to pilgrims dear,
Fair lands are here, and houses fair,
But fairer is my home up there.

I'm going home to that fair land,
To join a happy, sinless band;
I'll shout with joy while here I roam,
Vain world, adieu, I'm going home.

2 I leave this world of sin behind,
That better home in heav'n to find,
Fain would I reach that peaceful shore,
Where sin and strife disturb no more. [Chorus]

3 In that fair clime of endless day,
The Lord shall wipe all tears away;
To living founts, through verdant meads,
The Lamb his ransom'd followers leads. [Chorus]

4 The fruits and flowers of Paradise,
In rich abundance round them rise;
No death shall visit them again,
No sickness there, no touch of pain. [Chorus]

5 Farewell! vain world, I'm going home,
My Saviour smiles and bids me come;
No mourning there, no funeral gloom,
But health and youth forever bloom. [Chorus]

Source: Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #90

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A pilgrim and a stranger here, I seek a home to pilgrims dear
Title: Happy in the Lord
Author: William Hunter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We'll cross the river of Jordan
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 28 of 28)
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Bradbury's Golden Shower of S.S. Melodies #70

Children's Praise #d3

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Devotional Melodies #138

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Glad Hallelujahs #182

Gospel Tent Hymns #d2

Kind Words #d3

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Kind Words #90

New Praises of Jesus #d3

Oriola #d1

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Pilgrim's Songs #92

Praises of Jesus #d4

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Precious Hymns No. 2 #133

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Salvation Army Music (formerly published as "Revival Music") #34

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Salvation Army Songs #607

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Songs and Solos used by the Christian Crusaders #12

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Songs of Salvation #155

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The Evangel of Song #78

The Golden Promise #d2

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The Gospel Trumpeter #143

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The Minstrel of Zion #33

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The New Golden Shower #70

The Silver Song #d2

The Singer's Choice #d3

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d6

The Western Harp #d2

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Twilight Zephyrs #58

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Vestry Chimes #42

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