Wandering pilgrims, mourning Christians

Wandering pilgrims, mourning Christians

Author: John Leland
Tune: ROME (17631)
Published in 70 hymnals

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1 Wandering Pilgrims, mourning Christians,
Weak and tempted lambs of Christ,
Who endure great tribulation,
And with sins are much distresswd
Christ has sent me to invite you,
To a rich and costly feast;
Let not shame nor pride prevent you,
Come, the sweet provision taste.

2 If you have a heart lamenting,
And bemoan your wretched case,
Come to Jesus Christ repenting,
He will give you gospel grace:
If you want a heart to fear him,
Love and serve him all your days,
Only come to Christ and ask him,
He will guide your feet always.

3 If your heart is unbelieving,
Doubting Jesus' pardoning love,
Lay hard by Bethesda waiting,
Till the troubled waters move;
If no man appears to help you,
All their efforts prove but talk;
Jesus, Jesus he will cleanse you,
Rise take up your bed and walk.

4 If like Peter you are sinking,
In the sea of unbelief;
Wait with patience, always praying,
Christ will send you sweet relief;
He will give you grace and glory,
All your wants shall be supplied,
Canaan, Canaan lies before you,
Rise and cross the swelling tide.

5 Death shall not destroy your comfort,
Christ shall guard you through the gloom;
Down he'll send a heavenly convoy,
To convey you to his home;
There you'll spend your days in pleasure,
Free from ev'ry want and care:
Come, oh! come, my blessed Savior,
Fain my spirit would be there.

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians 1800

Author: John Leland

Leland, John, an American Baptist minister, was born at Grafton, Massachusetts, on May 15th, 1754, and began to preach at the age of 20. From 1776 to 1790 he was in Virginia, and thereafter in Massachusetts, mostly at Cheshire. He died Jan. 14, 1841. His Sermons, Addresses, Essays and Autobiography were published by his niece, Miss L. F. Greene, at Lanesboro, Massachusetts, in 1845. His influence seems to have been equalled by his peculiarities. We hear of his "restless activity and roving disposition"; his "mad devotion to politics," wherein he had much local and temporary weight; his "ready wit and endless eccentricities;" as also of his high character. Of the hymns which have been ascribed to him, some on doubtful authority, the followin… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wandering pilgrims, mourning Christians
Author: John Leland
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d117

A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Stereotype ed. #d107

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A General Selection of the Newest and Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use #d117

A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d330

A New and Choice Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d162

A New Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 3rd ed. #d23

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A New Selection of Hymns: collected from various authors #63

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A New Selection of Hymns: compiled from various authors: with a number of original hymns that have never before appeared in print #XC

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d521

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d318

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d222

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d214

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d405

Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d143

Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d89

Conference Hymns for Social Worship. 8th ed. #d142

Conference Hymns, Selected and Original. 3rd ed. #d127

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs for ... Religious Assemblies and Private Christians ... 9th ed. #d163

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians (Latest and largest ed.) #LXXXVIII

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the Use of Religious Assemblies and Private Christians. 8th ed. #d160

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Folk Hymns of America #17

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #133

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B175

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b175

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, selected from Several Approved Authors, Recommended by the Baptist General Committee of Virginia #d209

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #181

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d266

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d292

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d328

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #843

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Millennial Harp: designed for meetings on the second coming Christ (Improved ed.) #A52

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #238

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d163

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The Boston Collection of Sacred and Devotional Hymns: intended to accommodate Christians on special and stated occasions #141

The Christian Harmony #d127

The Christian Lyre. Vol. II #d73

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #DLXIII

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The Latest Collection of Original and Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #130

The Millennial Harp #d494

The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book: Being a Choice Collection of Hymns. 4th ed. #d142

The Sacred Songster. 5th ed. #d181

The Spiritual Songster. lst ed. #d109

The Wesleyan Harp, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes Suitable for Social Worship. 1st ed. #d141

Zion's Songster; or a Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Usually Sung at Camp Meetings, and Also in Revivals of Religion #d227

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