I came to the place where the lone pilgrim lay

I came to the place where the lone pilgrim lay

Tune: THE LONE PILGRIM
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1 I came to the place where the lone pilgrim lay,
And pensively stood by the tomb,
When in a low whisper I heard something say,
How sweetly I sleep here alone!

2 The tempest may howl, and the loud thunder roar,
And gathering storms may arise,
Yet calm is my feeling, at rest is my soul,
The tears are all wiped from my eyes.

3 The cause of my Master compelled me from home,
I bade my companions farewell;
I blest my dear children, who now for me mourn—
In far distant regions they dwell.

4 I wandered an exile and stranger from home,
No kindred or relative nigh;
I met the contagion, and sank to the tomb,
My soul flew to mansions on high.

5 O tell my companion and children most dear,
To weep not for me now I'm gone;
The same hand that led me through scenes most severe,
Has kindly assisted me home.

6 And there is a crown that doth glitter and shine,
That I shall for evermore wear:
Then turn to the Savior, his love's all divine
All you that would dwell with me there.

The Southern Harmony, 1835

Text Information

First Line: I came to the place where the lone pilgrim lay
Meter: 11.8.11.8
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Our Favorite Hymnal #d115
Soul Songs #d82
The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d148
The Good Old Songs #d239
The Sacred Harp. New ed. #d38
The Social Harp #163
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #256TextAudioPage Scan
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New ed. #256
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New edition, thoroughly revised and much enlarged #256Page Scan
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements