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Pilgrim, whither journey you

Pilgrim, whither journey you

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [Pilgrim, whither journey you]
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1. Pilgrim, whither journey you
Along the path of life?
What’s the goal you have in view
Along the path of life?
Far beyond our vision, friend,
Is my journey’s blessèd end;
Heavenward my footsteps wend
Along the path of life.

2. Pilgrim, why not halt and rest
Along the path of life?
Quickly on your way you’ve pressed
Along the path of life.
Nay, but through His precious grace
Soon I’ll end this earthly race;
I have no abiding place
Along the path of life.

3. Pilgrim, why look you so glad
Along the path of life?
Nearing home, should I be sad
Along the path of life?
Where yon crystal towers shine
I shall see my King divine,
And eternal bliss be mine
Beyond this path of life.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #133

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Pilgrim, whither journey you
Author: Birdie Bell
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #133
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