I'm a pilgrim and a stranger passing over

I'm a pilgrim and a stranger passing over

Author: John H. Stockton
Tune: [I'm a pilgrim and a stranger passing over]
Published in 19 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I'm a pilgrim and a stranger passing over,
The road may be rough, but 'tis clear,
And a starry crown awaits me o'er the river,
And Jesus bids me welcome there.

Chorus:
There are lights along the shore that never grow dim,
That never, never grow dim;
These souls are all aflame with the love of Jesus' name,
They guide us, yes, they guide us unto him.

2 Sometimes I meet with trials on my journey,
Temptation and sorrow by the way.
But Jesus speaks, and says, "I'm ever near thee,
To guide to realms of endless day."
[Chorus]

3 Friends of Jesus! may your lights be trimmed and burning.
And shining along the way of love;
Soon you'll gain the heights of glory, and be singing
The happy song of saints above.

4 We're a happy band of Christians, bound for Canaan,
The land is in view, the wind's fair;
We will sing redeeming love beyond the Jordan,
With Jesus dwell forever there.
[Chorus]



Source: The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #82

Author: John H. Stockton

Stockton, John Hart, a Methodist minister, was born in 1813, and died in 1877. He was a member of the New Jersey Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the successive pastoral charges that he filled as a member of that Conference are found in the Conference Journal. He was not only a preacher, but a musician and composer of tunes, as well as hymn writer. He published two gospel song books: Salvation Melodies, 1874, and Precious Songs, 1875. Hymn Writers of the Church by Charles Nutter, 1911… Go to person page >

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First Line: I'm a pilgrim and a stranger passing over
Author: John H. Stockton
Refrain First Line: There are lights along the shore

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Beulah Songs: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Especially adapted to camp meetings, prayer and conference meetings, family worship, and all other assemblies where Jesus... #62TextAudioPage Scan
Bright Gems: for Sabbath-schools, prayer-meetings, services of song, etc. #127Page Scan
Faith Hymns #d62
Faith Hymns (New ed.) #195Page Scan
Gems of Praise and Joyful Songs Combined #d16
Golden Leaves: a collection of choice hymns and tunes adapted to Sabbath-schools, social meetings, Bible classes, &c. #41Page Scan
Heavenly Recruit Praise Hymns #d46
Heavenly Voices #d25
Praise Hymns and Full Salvation Songs #67Page Scan
Songs of the Sun Bright Clime: a collection of choice music and poetry, for Sabbath schools and gospel meetings #41Page Scan
Songs of Victory #d92
The Devotional Chimes: a choice collection of new and standard hymns and tunes, adapted to all occasions of social worship, family devotions, and congregational singing #110Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal #d290
The Highway Hymnal: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Arranged for the work in camp, convention, church and home #197Page Scan
The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #582Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for the use in the family circle and Sabbath school #582Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for use in the family circle #581Page Scan
The Wave of Sunday School Song #d44
The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #82TextPage Scan



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