PILGRIM SONG

PILGRIM SONG

Composer: H.A.C. Malan
Published in 2 hymnals


Composer: H.A.C. Malan

Malan, Henri Abraham César. The family of Malan traces its origin to the valleys of Piedmont. A branch of it settled at Mérindol, in Dauphiné, but was driven from France by the persecutions that followed the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Pierre Malan, after seeing his sister fall a victim to persecution, left Mérindol (1714), and arrived at Geneva (1722). Henri Abraham César Malan was born at Geneva in 1787. After an education at the College, he went to Marseilles, with the intention of learning business: but, soon after, entered the Academy at Geneva, as a preparation for the ministry, to which he was ordained in 1810. He had been appointed one of the masters at the College in the previous year. The National Church of Geneva was… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: H.A.C. Malan
Meter: 6.4.6.4.6.6.6.4
Key: E♭ Major

Texts

Jesus, My All!

I'm But a Stranger Here

I'm but a stranger here,
Heaven is my home;
Earth is a desert drear;
Heaven is my home:
Danger and sorrow stand
Round me on every hand;
Heaven is my fatherland,
Heaven is my home.

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Notes

See also CONSECRATION, No. 205.

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