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

Composer: H.A.C. Malan

Rv Henri Abraham Cesar Malan, 1787-1864. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, into a bourgeois family that moved to Switzerland to escape religious persecution during the French Revolution, he attended the university in Marseilles, France, intending to become a businessman. Although having some grounding in religious faith by his mother, he decided to attend the Academy at Geneva (founded by Calvin) in preparation for ministry. He was ordained in 1810, after being appointed a college master (teaching Latin) in 1809. Malan was in accord with the National Church of Geneva as a Unitarian, but the Reveil Movement caused him to become a dissident (evangelical) instead of a proponent of the Reformed Church (believing works, not faith, was what mattere… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: PILGRIM SONG (Malan)
Composer: H.A.C. Malan
Incipit: 56554 32345 56554
Key: E♭ Major


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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Jesus, My All


See also CONSECRATION, No. 205.


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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #206

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #342

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