I'm only here a pilgrim and a strenger

I'm only here a pilgrim and a strenger

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [I’m only here a pilgrim and a stranger]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I’m only here a pilgrim and a stranger,
For the heav’nly Canaan bound;
A few more days of toiling and of danger
Till the land of rest is found.

Refrain:
Won’t you come and go along with me?
Won’t you come and go along with me?
The promised land my eyes of faith have sighted,
Won’t you come and go along with me?

2 A land where all the wrongs of earth are righted,
Hidden mysteries made plain;
Where broken ties again are reunited,
Parted friends shall meet again. [Refrain]

3 Each day this wondrous city we are nearing,
Where the King himself we’ll see;
But Jordan’s crossing we will not be fearing,
Christ our pilot still will be. [Refrain]

4 Come as you are! the world of sin forsaking,
From its follies turn away;
The straight and narrow way with Jesus taking,
Make the start for heav’n today. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Hymns and Songs: for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #30

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'm only here a pilgrim and a strenger
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Won't you come and go along with me
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