Songs of the kingdom

Only a pilgrim here and a stranger

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Only a pilgrim here and a stranger]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Only a pilgrim here and a stranger,
Seeking a city builded on high,
Sing me the songs of Christ and His glory,
These, only these my heart satisfy.

Beautiful, beautiful songs of the Kingdom,
Telling of Christ and His wonderful love;
Beautiful, beautiful songs of the Kingdom,
Lifting our souls to glories above.

2 Sing of His blood which purchased our pardon,
Sing of His mercy, boundless and free;
Sing of His love which flows as a river,
Sing of His grace which saves even me. [Refrain]

3 Sing of that wondrous city of mansions,
Jesus Himself its glory and light;
Sing of the rest God’s people awaiting,
Walking with Him in garments of white. [Refrain]

4 Keep your harp tuned, oh! child of the Kingdom,
Washed and redeemed, through Jesus an heir;
Soon with our life work done we shall join them,
In the glad glory-song over there. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #258

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: Only a pilgrim here and a stranger
Title: Songs of the kingdom
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Beautiful, beautiful songs of the kingdom
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Glad Praise #d118

Glorious Gospel Hymns #113

Kingdom Songs #d174

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The Best of All #258

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