The Pilgrim Song

Awhile over earth's mountains we're roaming

Author: C. R. Blackall
Tune: [Awhile over earth's mountains we're roaming]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Awhile o’er earth’s mountains we’re roaming,
Thro’ valleys adorned with green;
Sometimes there are shadows and darkness,
But often the golden sheen.
Each cloud has a silver-bright lining,
The gloom cannot last alway;
And soon will come happy tomorrow,
Unfolding the perfect day;
And soon will come happy tomorrow,
Unfolding the perfect day.

Refrain:
Good morning, good morning,
We’ll say to each other in glory,
Good morning, good morning,
We’ll say in the Home Land above.

2 We traverse the land and the ocean,
With burdens oft hard to bear,
And trusting the hand of our Father,
We rest in His loving care.
Thro’ winter and summer we journey,
His mercies attend our way;
Yet often we long for the morrow,
That heralds the perfect day;
Yet often we long for the morrow,
That heralds the perfect day. [Refrain]

3 As pilgrims we travel earth’s highways,
In paths that the Master trod;
His presence, so tender and loving;
Gives light from the throne of God.
Then may we be joyful abiding
In Jesus our strength and stay;
Whenever He wills it the morrow
Shall bring in the perfect day;
Whenever He wills it the morrow
Shall bring in the perfect day. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #20

Author: C. R. Blackall

Blackall, Christopher Ruby, M.D., born in New York State, 1830, and educated for the medical profession. For 15 years he followed his profession, including service in the army during the civil war. Subsequently he managed, for 14 years, a branch of the Baptist Publication Society, taking at the same time great interest in Sunday School work. He edited the Advanced Bible Lesson Quarterly, for 3 years, and also Our Little Ones. 1. The prize is set before us. Heaven anticipated. This is one of Dr. Blackall's most popular hymns for children. It was written in 1874 for the Sunday School of 2nd Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois, and set to music by H. R. Palmer. It first appeared in Palmer's Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874, fro… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Awhile over earth's mountains we're roaming
Title: The Pilgrim Song
Author: C. R. Blackall
Refrain First Line: Good morning, good morning

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Instances

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Notes of Gladness #d8
Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #20TextAudioPage Scan
Songs Tried and Proved #d10
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