Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

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

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

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Hubert P. Main
(1839–1925)

Lyrics

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain