1 Hail! happy Pilgrims, whence came ye
And whither are you bound?
Who from the land of Egypt flee,
'Tis Cana'n we have found.
2 How come ye first to walk this way?
Were you alarm'd with fear?
A school-master appear'd one day,
With countenance severe:
3 His presence struck our hearts with awe;
His eyes appear'd like flame;
I am said he, the holy law;
And from mount Sinai came.
4 Then lo, our sentence he declar'd
Was everlasting death:
For 'till he had his full demand,
We were expos'd to wrath.
5 At last a messenger of peace,
Everlasting by name,
Appear'd and gave us sweet release,
From that devouring flame.
6 He pointed to the lamb of God,
In that distressing day,
And said, behold his precious blood,
That takes your guilt away.
7 Thus were we from our bondage freed
And set at liberty;
Come then dear brethren, well agreed,
For thus redeem'd were we.
8 Come let us then together walk,
Together let us sing:
Be this the subject of our talk,
To praise the Lamb our King.
Source: Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being a collection #CXXVII