The Happy Pilgrim

I saw a happy pilgrim in shining garments clad

Author: J. H. Maddox
Tune: [I saw a wayworn traveler]
Published in 29 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I saw a happy pilgrim,
In shining garments clad,
And trav’ling up the mountain,
His countenance was glad;
He had no cares nor burdens,
He’d laid them at the cross,
The blood of Christ, the Saviour,
Had wash’d him from all dross.

Then palms of victory,
Crowns of glory,
Palms of victory
We shall wear.

2 The summer sun was sinking,
The dweat was on his brow;
His garments worn and dusty,
His step seemed very slow;
But he kept pressing onward,
For he was wending home,
Still shouting as he journeyed,
Deliverance will come. [Refrain]

3 I saw him in the evening,
The sun was bending low,
He'd overtopped the mountain
And reached the vale below;
He saw the golden city,
His everlasting home,
And shouted loud, Hosanna!
Deliverance will come. [Refrain]

4 I heard the song of triumph
They sang upon that shore,
Saying, Jesus has redeemed us,
To suffer nevermore:
Then casting his eyes backward
On the race which he had run;
He shouted loud, Hosanna!
Deliverance has come! [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #241

Author: J. H. Maddox

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Text Information

First Line: I saw a happy pilgrim in shining garments clad
Title: The Happy Pilgrim
Author: J. H. Maddox
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then palms of victory, crowns of glory
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 29 of 29)

Banner Hymns (1st ed) #d67

English and German Gospel Songs, or The Ebenezer Hymnal #d117

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Glowing Songs #154

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Golden Leaves #4

Good News in Song. Rev. ed. #d76

Gospel Voices No.2 #d57

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Herald of Praise #Y51

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Honey Out of the Rock #174

Melodies of Zion #d105

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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #241

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Purest Gems #190

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Quartette #190

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Rescue Songs #29

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Rose of Sharon Hymns #715

Sacred Echoes and Songs of My Redeemer #d9

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Salvation Echoes #71a

Songs for the Ransomed; for Sunday Schools and Gospel Work #d71

Songs of Calvary and Pentecost #d58

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Songs of Redeeming Love #81

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Songs of the New Life with Songs of Redeeming Love Combined #91

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Songs of the Sun Bright Clime #96

The Go Ye Hymnal #d49

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The Highway Hymnal #114

The Life Line #d48

The Lily #d33

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The Revival No. 2 #154

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The Revival Wave #25

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The Welcome Voice #109

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