10357. Here We Are But Straying Pilgrims

1 Here we are but straying pilgrims;
Here our path is often dim;
But to cheer us on our journey,
Still we sing this wayside hymn:

Yonder over the rolling river,
Where the shining mansions rise,
Soon will be our home for ever,
And the smile of the blessèd Giver
Gladdens all our longing eyes.

2 Here our feet are often weary
On the hills that throng our way;
Here the tempest darkly gathers,
But our hearts within us say: [Refrain]

3 Here our souls are often fearful
Of the pilgrim’s lurking foe;
But the Lord is our defender,
And He tells us we may know: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Here we are but straying pilgrims
Title: Here We Are But Straying Pilgrims
Author: Isaac Newton Carman (1863)
Refrain First Line: Yonder over the rolling river
Language: English
Source: The Polyphonic; or Juvenile Choralist by A. D. Fillmore and C. L. Fillmore (Cincinnati: R. W. Carrol & Company, 1863)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Here we are but straying pilgrims]
Composer: William Oscar Perkins
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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