We Are Pilgrims on the Earth

We are pilgrims on the earth

Author: John J. Overholt (1971)
Tune: CAPETOWN
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition of hymn singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilati… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are pilgrims on the earth
Title: We Are Pilgrims on the Earth
Author: John J. Overholt (1971)
Meter: 7.7.7.5
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers

Tune

CAPETOWN

CAPETOWN was originally composed by Friedrich Filitz (b. Arnstadt, Thuringia, Germany, 1804; d. Munich, Germany, 1876) as a setting for the text "Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit"; that text and tune were included in Vierstimmiges Choralbuch (1847), a hymnal compiled by Baron Christian von Bunsen and publis…

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #395

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