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Pilgrim stranger

Representative Text

1. Go, ye humble pilgrim stranger,
Thro' this world of woe,
He is, though so meek and lowly,
More than all beside.
Don't forget that God above you,
Hath a gracious heart,
He will never cease to love you,
Or to take your part.

2. If your way is dark and lonely,
He will be your guide,
He is, though so meek and lowly,
More than all beside.
When the world in arms assail you,
And your courage fail,
Let Him fight your battle for you,
And you will prevail.

3. When discouraged and forsaken,
Run to Him in pray'r,
Never has been one o'er-taken,
Who resorted there.
When the storms of life are beating,
Hard upon your head,
God will hide you, He is pleading,
"Be ye not afraid."

4. If you choose to find a stranger,
Put Him in the way,
Tell him how to flee the danger,
While it is called day.
Tell him there's a precious fountain,
Flowing free for all,
Jesus Christ, on Calvary's mountain,
Paid for Adam's fall.

5. Tell him that above a brother
There's a Savior's love,
If on earth he has no other,
There's a Friend above.
If he needs your help and kindness,
Don't withhold your hand,
Always of this be reminded,
He's your fellow man.

Source: Soul Echoes: a collection of songs for religious meetings (No. 2) #1

Author: Charles A. Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. Together they had eight children, some of whom would later assist him with the publication of his hymns. Tindley was largely self-taught throughout his lifetime. He learned to read mostly on his own. After he and Daisy moved to Philadelphia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go, ye humble pilgrim stranger
Title: Pilgrim stranger
Author: Charles A. Tindley (1909)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1909
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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