Happy Pilgrims

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1 To the heavenly Jerusalem
They are singing, as they go;
And the King thereof shall welcome them,
For He loves, He loves them so.

Thro' the open, pearly portals
Sounds the wondrous new-made song;
And the anthems of immortals
Greet the happy pilgrim throng.

2 In the heavenly Jerusalem,
No more night their souls shall know;
There the Lord's dear face shall shine on them,
For He loves, He loves them so. [Chorus]

3 In the heavenly Jerusalem,
All their tears shall cease to flow;
No more sorrow, pain, nor death for them,
For He loves, He loves them so. [Chorus]

4 To that heavenly Jerusalem,
With the pilgrims will you go?
Singing songs of endless praise with them,
For He loves, He loves them so. [Chorus]

Source: The Morning Star: a collection of new sacred songs, for the Sunday school, prayer meeting, and the social circle #55

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To the heavenly Jerusalem
Title: Happy Pilgrims
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Through the open pearly portals
Copyright: Public Domain



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