1 We're a happy band of pilgrims, bound for glory,
We are marching in the bright and shining way;
Come, oh, come and sing with us salvation's story
Come, and seek the land of everlasting day.
We're a happy band of pilgrims, hallelujah!
We will sing redeeming mercy, o'er and o'er;
We are marching on to glory, hallelujah,
In the blessed path that shineth more and more.
2 Tho' the mighty powers of sin shall oft assail us,
Tho' the subtle snare be spread around our feet,
Let us look to Jesus, he will never fail us,
We are trusting in his promise, sure and sweet. [Chorus]
3 Tho' we walk at times beneath the clouds of sorrow,
Still the bow of blessing spans the heaven's o'er,
At the dawning of the glad and golden morrow,
We shall stand beyond the shadows evermore. [Chorus]
Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #88