540. Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng

1 Rejoice, O pilgrim throng!
Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!
Your festal banner wave on high,
The cross of Christ, your king.

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

2 With voice as full and strong
As ocean's surging praise,
Send forth the sturdy hymns of old,
The psalms of ancient days. [Refrain]

3 With all the angel choirs,
With all the saints on earth
Pour out the strains of joy and bliss,
Sweet music, noblest mirth. [Refrain]

4 Still lift your standard high,
Still march in firm array,
As pilgrims through the darkness wend
Till dawns the golden day. [Refrain]

5 At last the march shall end;
The wearied ones shall rest;
The pilgrims find their homes at last,
Jerusalem the blest. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Rejoice, O pilgrim throng!
Title: Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng
Author: Edward H. Plumptre, 1821-91 (abr;, alt.)
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks and sing
Meter: SM with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Church
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur H. Messiter, 1834-1916
Meter: SM with Refrain
Key: F Major

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