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Whither Art Thou Going?

Whither are you going, pilgrims of a day

Author: Fanny Crosby
Published in 13 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Whither are you going, pilgrims of a day?
Tarry but a moment, rest you on the way;
No, we cannot linger here, day is waning fast;
We must reach the haven, ere the light is past,

Onward, ever onward, tho' by tempest driven;
O how sweet the promise, we shall meet in Heaven.

QUEST. 2 You will soon be weary, pilgrims of a day,
Trials are before you, dangers in your way;
ANS. Still by faith we'll journey on, tho' our path be drear,
If the Saviour lead us, what have we to fear? [Chorus]

QUEST.3 Pilgrims, are you going, where the Angels' song,
O'er the fields of glory, gently flows along?
ANS. Yes, we seek the better land, lovely, pure and fair,
Where no grief can enter--will you meet us there? [Chorus]

QUEST. 4 May we journey with you, pilgrims of a day?
Will you help us onward in the heavenly way?
ANS. Come, we gladly bid you come, day is waning fast,
We must reach the haven, ere the light is past.[Chorus]


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #274

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Whither are you going, pilgrims of a day
Title: Whither Art Thou Going?
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Onward, ever onward
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11506
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The Cyber Hymnal #11506

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