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Come, all ye wand'ring pilgrims dear

Author (attributed to): John A. Granade; Author (attributed to): Caleb Jarvis Taylor
Published in 60 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

Come, all ye mourning pilgrims dear,
Who’re bound for Canaan’s land,
Take courage and fight valiantly,
Stand fast with sword in hand,
Our Captain’s gone before us,
Our Father’s only Son,
Then, pilgrims dear, pray do not fear,
But let us follow on.

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #201

Author (attributed to): John A. Granade

Born: 1770, New Bern County, North Carolina. Died: December 6, 1807, Sumner County, Tennessee. After a period of desperate depression, Granade came to Christ in 1800 at a Presbyterian camp meeting at Desha’s Creek, Sumner County, Tennessee. Ordained a Methodist circuit riding preacher, Granade was referred to by the Nashville Banner as the "wild man of Goose Creek" (Sumner County, Tennessee) and was also variously known as "the poet of the backwoods" and "the Wild Man of Holston." Granade worked in part in the world of shape-note singing in the Shenandoah Valley, where a variety of musical sources, both sacred and profane, were at play. His works include: Pilgrim’s Songster (Lexington, Kentucky: 1804)… Go to person page >

Author (attributed to): Caleb Jarvis Taylor

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Text Information

First Line: Come, all ye wand'ring pilgrims dear
Title: Pilgrim
Author (attributed to): John A. Granade
Author (attributed to): Caleb Jarvis Taylor
Language: English