813. 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.

Refrain:
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,
True rapture, noblest mirth. [Refrain]

4 Yet on and onward still,
With hymn and chant and song,
Through gate and porch and columned aisle
The hallowed pathways throng. [Refrain]

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

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

7 Praise Him who reigns on high,
The Lord whom we adore;
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
One God forevermore. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Rejoice, O pilgrim throng!
Title: Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng
Author: Edward H. Plumptre, 1821-91
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: S M and refrain
Scripture: Psalm 20:5; Psalm 118:25-26; Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 13:14
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks and sing
Tune Information
Name: MARION
Composer: Arthur H. Messiter, 1834-1916
Meter: S M and refrain
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Service Book and Hymnal, 1958 (Setting)



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