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Will You Go with Me There

Why speeding so quickly, O Pilgrim?

Tune: [O where do you journey my brother]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Why speeding so quickly, O Pilgrim?
And where dost thou journey today?
Here rest thee a moment, and tell me,
What need of such haste on the way?
I haste, for the moments are flying,
I go to a city most fair,
My beautiful home over Jordan;
Then, say, will you go with me there?

Chorus:
O haste to the city most fair,
'Tis free from all sorrow and care;
Dear friends in the vale over Jordan,
Are longing to welcome us there.

2 What! leave the gay pleasures around me,
The dance with its music and mirth,
The splendors of wealth that have bound me,
And wedded my spirit to earth?
Yes, leave them and cling to thy Saviour
Remember thy soul, and beware;
Thy soul, that by Him was created
A place in thy kingdom to share. [Chorus]

3 Will Jesus receive me, O pilgrim,
When long I have slighted His love,
Regarding the world as my treasure,
Forgetting the mansions above?
He waits even now to be gracious,
He waits in His mercy for thee;
Repent from thy heart, and believe Him;
Then outward! rejoicing with me. [Chorus]


Source: International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #138

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First Line: Why speeding so quickly, O Pilgrim?
Title: Will You Go with Me There
Refrain First Line: O haste to the city most fair
Copyright: Public Domain

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International Song Service #138

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