1 The pilgrim and the stranger
Pursues his journey home;
On earth there’s toil and danger,
In heav’n is rest alone.
2 The love that earth has given
Beneath the sod is laid;
He yearns for that in heaven,
For flow’rs that never fade.
3 Of wealth and pride and glory,
Of palaces and gold,
There is the old, sad story
Of death and ruin told.
4 The rivers’ flood is hurried
Into the ocean wide,
And in its bosom buried
Beneath the silent tide.
5 ‘Tis thus the pilgrim yearneth
For God’s own bliss and peace;
In life and joy eternal
His soul may be at ease.
6 And longing thus he wanders
Throughout this vale of tears,
To reach the home that’s yonder
Where Christ, his life, appears.
Source: Elmhurst Hymnal: and orders of worship for the Sunday school, young people's meetings and church services #315
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Hymns #d173||Homeward bound||The pilgrim and stranger||J. H. Horstmann; Charles Barth||1908|
|Elmhurst Hymnal: and orders of worship for the Sunday school, young people's meetings and church services #315||The Pilgrim and the Stranger||The pilgrim and stranger||HOMEWARD BOUND||J. H. Horstmann; Chr. Barth||7, 6, 7, 6,||1921||Pilgrimage | ; Eternal Life ||
|The Apostolic Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Translations of Hymns ... in the "Zions Harfe" #d185||The pilgrim and stranger||The pilgrim and stranger||J. H. Horstmann; Charles Barth||1921|
|Treasure Songs for Schools and Churches #d220||The pilgrim and stranger||The pilgrim and stranger||J. H. Horstmann; Charles Barth||1937|