Pilgrim, Awake to Newborn Life

Author: Wilmer D. Swope

Born Dec. 16, 1925 in Leetonia, OH to Herman and Mabel Swope. He was a farmer and also worked at the A & P Warehouse in Salem, OH and the Buechner Residence Hall near YSU in Youngstown, OH. He served as Fairfield Township Trustee from 1970-2001. He was a member of the Midway Mennonite Church and enjoyed writing hymns and Mennonite Church history. He died in Leetonia, OH on February 1, 2010. --See Youngstown News. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Pilgrim, awake! to newborn life
Title: Pilgrim, Awake to Newborn Life
Author: Wilmer D. Swope (1971)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Text of hymn copyright by Wilmer D. Swope.

Tune

WARRINGTON

WARRINGTON was composed by Ralph Harrison (b. Chinley, Derbyshire, England, 1748; d. Manchester, Lancashire, England, 1810) and published in his collection of psalm tunes, Sacred Harmony (1784). The tune's rising inflections help to accent words such as erotic (probably the only time this word has b…

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #396

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