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The happy pilgrim

I saw a happy pilgrim in shining garments clad

Author: J. H. Maddox
Tune: [I saw a happy pilgrim]
Published in 25 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.

Refrain:
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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Instances (1 - 25 of 25)

Banner Hymns (1st ed) #d67

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

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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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Quartette #190

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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