Strangers and pilgrims on the earth.@Hebrews 11:13
Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Little Pilgrim Songs, by Mrs. Wilbur F. Crafts & Hubert P. Main (Chicago, Illinois: Biglow & Main, 1883), number 7. Some hymnals give the author as Grace J. Frances, Fanny’s pseudonym.

Happy Little Pilgrims Hubert P. Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

Hubert P. Main (1839–1925)

Happy little pilgrims,
We should ne’er be sad;
For the love of Jesus
Makes His children glad.


Happy little pilgrims,
Going on our way,
To a land of beauty,
Singing all the day.

In that land so lovely,
Everything is bright,
There will be no sorrow,
There will be no night.


Not alone we journey
To the mansions fair;
Jesus is our shepherd;
He will lead us there.