Our Little Band

Representative Text

1 I'm a little pilgrim, and a stranger here,
Though this world is pleasant, sin is always near.
Mine's a better country, where there is no sin,
Where the tones of sorrow never enter in.

2 I'm a little pilgrim, and a stranger here,
But my home is heaven, cometh ever near.
But a little pilgrim must have garments clean
If he'd wear the white robes, and with Christ be seen.

Source: Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #35c

Author: John Curwen

Curwen, John, son of the Rev. S. Curwen, of an old Cumberland family, born at Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, Nov. 14, 1816, and educated at Coward College, and University College, London. In 1838 he became assistant minister in the Independent Church, Basingstoke; co-pastor at Stowmarket in 1841, and pastor at Plaistow, Essex, in 1844. There he developed and promoted the Tonic Sol-fa method of teaching to sing, using it in his own schools and church, and lecturing upon it in various parts of the country. Resigning his ministry through ill health, in 1867, he established a printing and publishing business in order the better to create a Tonic Sol-fa literature. In 1853 he assisted in founding the Tonic Sol-fa Association, for the promotion of that… Go to person page >

Author: William A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'm a little pilgrim, And a stranger here
Title: Our Little Band
Author: John Curwen
Author: William A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus loves our little band
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

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A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp #25

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Childhood Songs #118

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Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #172

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Every Sabbath #115

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Fresh Leaves for the use of Sabbath Schools #50b

Happy Voices #d90

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Kind Words #35c

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Missionary Services and Hymnal #120

New Joy Bells #d60

New Silver Song #d61

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Northfield Hymns for Young People #40

Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #d76

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #66

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Sacred Songs for Little Singers #42

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Songs for Little Folks #99

Songs of Salvation. Work songs #d83

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Songs of the Bible for the Sunday School #105

Sunday School Service and Hymn Book arranged by the Sunday School Committee #d66

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The Banner of Victory #97

The Book of Praise #784

The Canadian Sunday School Harp #d72

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The Church Hymnary #579

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The Church School Hymnal with Tunes #145

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The Extra Hymn Book #35

The Hymns of "Happy Voices" (without music) #d90

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #581

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #581

The Silver Song #d59

The Singing Pilgrim #d88

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