I'm a Pilgrim, and I'm a stranger

I'm a pilgrim and I'm a stranger, I can tarry, I can tarry but a night

Author: Mary Dana Shindler
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1. I’m a pilgrim, and I’m a stranger,
I can tarry, I can tarry but a night;
Do not detain me, for I am going
To where the fountains are ever flowing.

Refrain
I’m a pilgrim, and I’m a stranger;
I can tarry, I can tarry but a night.

2. There the glory is ever shining;
Oh, my longing heart, my longing heart is there;
Here in this country so dark and dreary,
I long have wandered forlorn and weary. [Refrain]

3. There’s the city to which I journey;
My Redeemer, my Redeemer is its Light;
There is no sorrow nor any sighing,
Nor any tears there, nor any dying. [Refrain]

4. Farewell, neighbors, with tears I’ve warned you,
I must leave you, I must leave you and be gone!
With this your portion, your heart’s desire,
Why will you perish in raging fire? [Refrain]

5. Father, mother, and sister, brother!
If you will not journey with me, I must go!
Now since your vain hopes you will thus cherish,
Should I, too, linger, and with you perish? [Refrain]

6. Farewell, drear earth, by sin so blighted,
In immortal beauty soon you’ll be arrayed;
He who has formed thee will soon restore thee,
And then the dread curse shall nevermore be. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2921

Author: Mary Dana Shindler

Shindler, Mary Stanley Bunce, née Palmer, better known as Mrs. Dana, was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Feb. 15, 1810. In 1835 she was married to Charles E. Dana, of New York, and removed with him to Bloomington, now Muscatine, Iowa, in 1838. Mr. Dana died in 1839, and Mrs. Dana returned to South Carolina. Subsequently she was married to the Rev. Robert D. Shindler, who was Professor in Shelby College, Kentucky, in 1851, and afterwards in Texas. Mrs. Shindler, originally a Presbyterian, was for some time an Unitarian; but of late years she has been a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. As Mary S. B. Dana she published the Southern Harp, 1840, and the Northern Harp, 1841. From these works her hymns have been taken, 8 of which are… Go to person page >

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First Line: I'm a pilgrim and I'm a stranger, I can tarry, I can tarry but a night
Title: I'm a Pilgrim, and I'm a stranger
: Mrs. S.B. Dana
Author: Mary Dana Shindler
Language: English

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Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #444
The Cyber Hymnal #2921TextAudioScore