The Pilgrim Way

Upward toils the eager pilgrim

Author: Rev. H. G. Jackson, D. D.
Tune: [Upward toils the eager pilgrim]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Upward toils the eager pilgrim,
Pressing onward to his home,
Now in sunshine, now in shadow—
But the perfect day will come.

Refrain:
Yes, the pathway groweth brighter,
Groweth brighter all the way,
As it nears the heav’nly city,
And the realms of endless day.

2 Oft the way is rough and thorny,
And the pilgrim’s feet are bare,
But his Lord hath once passed o’er it,
Leaving shining footprints there. [Refrain]

3 Oft he journeys thro’ the valley,
And the night seems dark and long,
But the joy that comes with morning,
Turns his sorrows into song. [Refrain]

4 Sometimes too, from mount or hilltop,
His enraptured eyes behold,
Gleaming in the sunset glory,
Gates of pearl and streets of gold! [Refrain]

5 Soon he’ll cross the mystic river,
And on yonder peaceful shore,
All his weary wand’rings ended,
Dwell with Jesus evermore. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #26

Author: Rev. H. G. Jackson, D. D.

Born: January 1, 1838, Manchester, Indiana. Died: November 12, 1914. A Methodist minister, Jackson and his wife Alice spent many years as missionaries in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Upon their return to America, they lived in the River Forest/Oak Park area of Chicago, Illinois. --www.hymntime.com/tch Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Upward toils the eager pilgrim
Title: The Pilgrim Way
Author: Rev. H. G. Jackson, D. D.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Yes, the pathway groweth brighter
Publication Date: 1894
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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