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I am one of them today

How I came to love these pilgrims

Author: S. K. Wheatlake
Published in 6 hymnals

Full Text

1 How I came to love these pilgrims,
Is to me a great surprise;
And the way the Lord has led me,
Is a wonder in my eyes;
No, I never thought I’d be one,
But I’m happy now to say,
That, although I used to hate them,
I am one of them today!

Refrain:
I feel constrained to say,
I love this narrow way;
O glory, hallelujah,
I am one of them today.

2 Well I knew the world despised them,
So I said ‘twould never do;
I would lose my reputation
If I join that noisy crew;
But I heard in Sinai’s thunder
“You must surely go that way;”
I am not ashamed to own it,
I am one of them today. [Refrain]

3 Oft I sneered when they were telling
That they felt no foe within,
That the grace of their Redeemer
Daily kept them free from sin;
But conviction seized my spirit,
Took my hatred all away;
I have found this great salvation,
And I’m one of them today. [Refrain]

4 It so shocked me that I could not
All my indignation hide,
When they said that God’s old Bible
Never would endorse my pride;—
Though high-headed, proud and haughty,
Yet I heard the Spirit say,
“Will you be a humble pilgrim?’
And I’m one of them today. [Refrain]

5 Once I thought that their demonstrations
Were entirely out of place;
That I never would consent to
Bring upon me such disgrace;
So I asked the Lord to bless me
In a mild and careful way,—
I broke through and got the glory,
And I’m one of them today. [Refrain]

6 I’m so glad I ever found them,
For they’ve led me to the right;
And I mean to stay among them,
Daily walking in the light;
Then some day I’ll join their number
Over on the golden shore;
It is settled, hallelujah!
I’m a pilgrim evermore. [Refrain]

Source: The Joy Bells of Canaan or Burning Bush Songs No. 2 #111

Author: S. K. Wheatlake

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Text Information

First Line: How I came to love these pilgrims
Title: I am one of them today
Author: S. K. Wheatlake
Refrain First Line: I feel constrained to say

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Banner Hymns (1st ed) #d52
Holiness to the Lord #d52
Songs of Pentecostal Power #d24
Songs of Pentecostal Power, Complete #d56
Songs of the Pentecostal Flame #d32
The Joy Bells of Canaan or Burning Bush Songs No. 2 #111TextPage Scan
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