1 I’m a sunny hearted pilgrim on the King’s highway,
For the light is shining brightly in my soul today,
I am looking unto Jesus as I run the christian race,
And he causes me to triumph by His love and grace.
I am singing, ever singing as I go,
For his bounty ev’ry blessing doth bestow
Joy and peace in waves of gladness o’er me roll,
Oh ‘tis sweet to have His glory in my soul.
2 Tho’ the tempter tries to hinder, I will still press on,
For the burden once so heavy now are almost gone;
Guardian angels are beside me to protect and cheer,
And no evil can befall me while my Lord is near. [Refrain]
3 I shall see my dear Redeemer in that home above,
There to taste the blessed fulness of His saving love,
Oh, the joy that now awaits me, where I long to be,
With my Lord and those he ransomed by the crystal sea. [Refrain]
McAulay, Neal A. (Nova Scotia, March, 1854--?). Born of Scottish parents "in the English town of Nova Scotia." At age 21 he moved to Boston and from there to Portland, Maine, in 1876. Converted in 1877; went to Chicago in 1882, and entered McCormick Theological Seminary in 1883 (B.D., 1886). Pastorates in Presbyterian churches in Wilton, Iowa (1886-1907) and Lyons, Louisiana (1907-?). In 1889 began writing gospel hymns.
--Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company. Go to person page >