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Little travelers

We are little travelers here

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Tune: [We are little travelers here]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 We are little trav’lers here,
To the heav’nly land;
Angels hold a place for us
In their shining band.

Along the way to perfect day,
We never weary grow;
It is not far to the gates ajar,
And rejoicing on we go.

2 Guide our feet, O Shepherd true,
Guide us lest we stray;
O’er us keep thy guardian eye,
Closely watch, we pray. [Refrain]

3 We must join the heav’nly band,
Upward, never fall;
We must press the shining strand,
Onward, one and all. [Refrain]

4 Faithful little trav’lers here,
Courage! watch and pray;
When our last earth-journey’s o’er,
Dawns the perfect day. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #360

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are little travelers here
Title: Little travelers
Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Refrain First Line: Along the way to perfect day