Lights Along the Shore

I'm a pilgrim and a stranger passing over

Author: John H. Stockton
Tune: [I'm a pilgrim and a stranger passing over]
Published in 20 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I'm a pilgrim and a stranger passing over,
The road may be rough, but 'tis clear,
And a starry crown awaits me o'er the river,
And Jesus bids me welcome there.

There are lights along the shore that never grow dim,
That never, never grow dim;
These souls are all aflame with the love of Jesus' name,
They guide us, yes, they guide us unto him.

2 Sometimes I meet with trials on my journey,
Temptation and sorrow by the way.
But Jesus speaks, and says, "I'm ever near thee,
To guide to realms of endless day."

3 Friends of Jesus! may your lights be trimmed and burning.
And shining along the way of love;
Soon you'll gain the heights of glory, and be singing
The happy song of saints above.

4 We're a happy band of Christians, bound for Canaan,
The land is in view, the wind's fair;
We will sing redeeming love beyond the Jordan,
With Jesus dwell forever there.

Source: The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #82

Author: John H. Stockton

Stockton, John Hart, a Methodist minister, was born in 1813, and died in 1877. He was a member of the New Jersey Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the successive pastoral charges that he filled as a member of that Conference are found in the Conference Journal. He was not only a preacher, but a musician and composer of tunes, as well as hymn writer. He published two gospel song books: Salvation Melodies, 1874, and Precious Songs, 1875. Hymn Writers of the Church by Charles Nutter, 1911… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'm a pilgrim and a stranger passing over
Title: Lights Along the Shore
Author: John H. Stockton
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There are lights along the shore
Copyright: Public Domain



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