I am a Christian pilgrim

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1 I am a Christian pilgrim,
And journey to a land,
Where, robed in royal garments,
The Lord’s anointed stand;
In Jesus’ blood, these saved ones
Have wash’d their garments white,
And soon I hope to join them,
In yonder land of light.

I feel like going on, brother,
I feel like going on,
I’m on my way to Zion,
And I feel like going on.

2 Why should I be discouraged,
Tho’ oft the sky appears
All veiled in clouds and darkness,
And I have doubts and fears?
My Lord and my Redeemer,
While he my leader is,
Will guide my steps in safety,
What want I more than this? [Refrain]

3 I meet with many troubles,
And trials on the way,
But when I look to Jesus,
And in the spirit pray,
He gives me grace and courage
And helps my soul along;
And so I go rejoicing,
And sing my pilgrim song. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.1 #86

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am a Christian pilgrim
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: I feel like going on



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