Light of the lonely pilgrim's heartAuthor: Sir Edward Denny (1842)
Tune: EAGLEY (Walch)
Published in 124 hymnals
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1 Light of the lonely pilgrim’s heart,
The star of the coming day,
Arise, and with thy morning beams
Chase all our griefs away.
2 Bid the whole earth, responsive now
To that bright world above,
Break forth in rapturous strains of joy
To celebrate thy love.
3 Thine was the cross, with all its fruits,
Of grace and peace divine;
And thine the crown of glory now,
The palm of victory thine.
4 See how thy fair creation groans,
The sky, the earth, the sea,
In unison with all our hearts,
And calls aloud for thee.
5 Come, blessèd Lord, let every shore
And answering island sing
The praises of thy royal name,
And own thee as their king.
Source: The New English Hymnal #399
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|Author:||Sir Edward Denny (1842)|
Light of the lonely pilgrim's heart. Sir E. Denny. [Missions.] Appeared in Psalms & Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Lond., D. Walther, 1842, Pt. i., No. 69, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. From this collection (J. G. Deck's) it passed in a full or an abbreviated form into numerous hymnals in all English-speaking countries, and has become one of the most widely used of the author's hymns. In addition to appearing in the hymnals, it was also published by the author in his Hymns & Poems, 1848, p. 44 (3rd ed. 1870, p. 14), and headed "The Heart Watching for the Morning," with the quotation from Cowper's Task:—
"Thy saints proclaim Thee King: and in their hearts
Thy title is engraven with a pen
Dipp'd in the fountain of eternal love,"
by which it was apparently suggested. A cento from this hymn, beginning with stanza ii., "Come, blessed Lord! bid every shore," is in a few collections.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #654||Light of the lonely pilgrim’s heart||Light of the lonely pilgrim’s heart||2000|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3761||Light of the Lonely Pilgrim's Heart||Light of the lonely pilgrim's heart||EAGLEY||Edward Denny||CM|
|The New English Hymnal #399||Light of the lonely pilgrim's heart||Light of the lonely pilgrim's heart||ROCHESTER||Edward Denny, 1796-1889||CM||1986||The Transfiguration | August 6th|