I'm a Pilgrim

I'm a pilgrim, I'm a stranger, cast upon the rocky shore

Author: H. H. Petersen
Tune: [I'm a pilgrim, I'm a stranger] (Petersen)
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. I’m a pilgrim, I’m a stranger
Cast upon the rocky shore
Of a land where deathly danger
Surges with a sullen roar,
Oft despairing, oft despairing,
Lest I reach my home no more.

2. Misty vapors rise before me.
Scarcely can I see the way.
Clouds of darkest hue hang o’er me,
And I’m apt to go astray
With the many, with the many
That are now the vulture’s prey.

3. O my Father, I entreat thee,
Let me see thy beck’ning hand;
And when straying, may I meet thee
Ere I join the silent band.
Guide me, Father, guide me, Father,
Safely to the promised land.

Source: Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #121

Author: H. H. Petersen

An early Danish Mormon (baptized into the LDS church in 1853); emigrated to Utah 1862. Organized a Scandinavian choir in Salt Lake City. Moved to Hyrum, Utah, in 1868 and was active in local government as well as in the church, serving as choir director to the Hyrum stake. --based on the Wikipedia article, much condensed Go to person page >

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First Line: I'm a pilgrim, I'm a stranger, cast upon the rocky shore
Title: I'm a Pilgrim
Author: H. H. Petersen
Copyright: Public Domain

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