Scripture Verse

Strangers and pilgrims on the earth.@Hebrews 11:13

Introduction

Words: Bir­die Bell, in Jew­els of Praise, by Asa Hull (New York: Dan­i­el P. Knowles, 1884), num­ber 1.

Music: Asa Hull (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Asa Hull
(1828–1907)

Lyrics

Pilgrim, whither journey you
Along the path of life?
What’s the goal you have in view
Along the path of life?

Far beyond our vision, friend,
Is my journey’s blessèd end;
Heavenward my footsteps wend
Along the path of life.

Pilgrim, why not halt and rest
Along the path of life?
Quickly on your way you’ve pressed
Along the path of life.

Nay, but through His precious grace
Soon I’ll end this earthly race;
I have no abiding place
Along the path of life.

Pilgrim, why look you so glad
Along the path of life?

Nearing home, should I be sad
Along the path of life?
Where yon crystal towers shine
I shall see my King divine,
And eternal bliss be mine
Beyond this path of life.