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Travelers to the Heavenly World

We are a band of strangers

Author: C.A. Tindley
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. We are a band of strangers,
Traveling thro' this world of dangers,
And if Jesus leads the army,
We will surely gain the day.

Keep your garments pure
Unspotted from the world.
Keep your garments pure
Unspotted from the world.

2. In the midst of tribulation,
We rejoice in free salvation,
And to every land and nation,
We are bound to tell the news.

Keep your lamps bright and burning
And your vessels filled with oil.
Keep your lamps bright and burning
And your vessels filled with oil.

3. We are poor and much forsaken,
But our faith has not been shaken,
And we cannot be mistaken,
For the Word of God is true.

Ev'ry one shall have deliverance
That is written in His book.
Ev'ry one shall have deliverance
That is written in His book.

4. We are taught to love each other,
And as one should treat a brother,
We must do by one another,
'Till the Master comes again.

You must have the love of Jesus
Or you cannot see His face.
You must have the love of Jesus
Or you cannot see His face.

5. In the resurrection morning,
You shall see the judge a coming,
And the sons of God a shouting
In the Kingdom of the Lord.

Every eye shall behold Him
When He comes to Judge the world.
Every eye shall behold Him
When He comes to Judge the world.

Author: C.A. Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. Together they had eight children, some of whom would later assist him with the publication of his hymns. Tindley was largely self-taught throughout his lifetime. He learned to read mostly on his own. After he and Daisy moved to Philadelphia… Go to person page >

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First Line: We are a band of strangers
Title: Travelers to the Heavenly World
Author: C.A. Tindley
Refrain First Line: Keep your garments pure
Publication Date: 1909
Copyright: Public Domain

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