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We are little pilgrims, We are strangers here (Curwen)

We are little pilgrims, We are strangers here (Curwen)

Author: John Curwen
Tune: [We are little pilgrims] (Havergal)
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 We are little pilgrims,
We are strangers here;
Though this world is pleasant,
Sin is ever near.

2 We’ve a better country,
Where there is no sin;
Where the sound of sorrow
Never cometh in.

3 There are joy and singing,
There, white raiment clean;
There the blessèd Savior
Ever may be seen.

4 There the Lord will welcome,
With extended hand,
All His little pilgrims
To that happy land.

5 So shall we be ready,
When this life is o’er,
To enjoy the glories
Of that heav’nly shore.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10023

Author: John Curwen

Curwen, John, son of the Rev. S. Curwen, of an old Cumberland family, born at Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, Nov. 14, 1816, and educated at Coward College, and University College, London. In 1838 he became assistant minister in the Independent Church, Basingstoke; co-pastor at Stowmarket in 1841, and pastor at Plaistow, Essex, in 1844. There he developed and promoted the Tonic Sol-fa method of teaching to sing, using it in his own schools and church, and lecturing upon it in various parts of the country. Resigning his ministry through ill health, in 1867, he established a printing and publishing business in order the better to create a Tonic Sol-fa literature. In 1853 he assisted in founding the Tonic Sol-fa Association, for the promotion of that… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are little pilgrims, We are strangers here (Curwen)
Author: John Curwen
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10023
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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