Sweet Song of Hope

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1. We are pilgrims and strangers
Trav'ling o'er life's desert bare;
But whate'er its toil and dangers
Hope is ever singing there.

Cheerily singing, singing, singing all the way
Caroling in the heart a happy lay;
Joyfully ringing, ringing, ringing, ringing, ringing all the day
Voice of Hope that drives the clouds away.

2. Tho' the way be long and dreary,
Blessed Hope is ever nigh;
Singing softly to the weary
Of the sweet, sweet by and by. [Chorus]

3. When life's cares are sorely pressing,
And its burdens weigh us down,
Hope is filling us with blessing,
Singing of the victor's crown. [Chorus]

4. Precious Hope thus ever singing,
In our hearts new strength creates;
Daily inspiration bringing
Till we reach the pearly gates. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #152

Author: Clarence M. Seamans

Seamans, Clarence Milton. (Johnston, Rhode Island, February 8, 1869--July 21, 1939, Whitman, Massachusetts). Direct descendant of Roger Williams, the founder of the Rhode Island Colony. Seamans married Annie May Bennett on October 8, 1890; they had four children. Ordained to the ministry of the Advent Christian Church, he served their churches in Pascoag and River Point, R.I.; Dover, New Hampshire; Chelsea, Springfield, and Boston, Mass.; and Rutland, Vermont. His last 19 years were spent as pastor in Whitman, Mass. For many years, he was secretary of the Massachusetts Advent Christian Conference and of the Marion (Mass.) Campmeeting Association. He was also active in the Alton Bay (N.H.) Campmeeting Association. He contributed many arti… Go to person page >

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First Line: We are pilgrims here
Title: Sweet Song of Hope
Author: Clarence M. Seamans
Refrain First Line: Cheerily singing
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