Here and Yonder

Here we are but straying pilgrims

Author: I. N. Carman
Tune: [Here we are but straying pilgrims] (Perkins)
Published in 35 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Here we are but straying pilgrims,
Here, our path is often dim,
But to cheer us on our journey,
Still we sing this wayside hymn:

Yonder over the rolling river,
Where the shining mansions rise,
Soon will be our home forever,
And the smile of the blessed Giver,
Gladdens all our longing eyes.

2 Here, our feet are often weary,
On the hills that throng our way;
Here, the tempest darkly gathers,
But our hearts within us say--[Chorus]

3 Here, our souls are often fearful,
Of the pilgrim's lurking foe;
But the Lord is our defender,
And he tells us we may know, [Chorus]

4 Here our shadowed homes are transient,
And we meet the stranger's frown;
So we'll sing with joy while going,
E'en to death's dark billow down. [Chorus]

Source: The Little Minstrel: a collection of songs and music, with lessons of instruction, mathematically arranged plan of notation #55

Author: I. N. Carman

Carman, Isaac Newton. Bethany College, class of 1855. Minister, Rochester, New York, 1906. --J. Wiegand, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Here we are but straying pilgrims
Title: Here and Yonder
Author: I. N. Carman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Yonder over the rolling river
Copyright: Public Domain



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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Church Gospel Songs and Hymns #455

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #555

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #247

Sacred Selections for the Church #401

Sacred Songs of the Church #236

Songs of Faith and Praise #537


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