Scripture Verse

Strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Hebrews 11:13


Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

Words & Mu­sic: Ro­bert Low­ry, 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc). Pub­lished in Hymns of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, ed­it­ed by Sam­uel W. Ad­ri­ance (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­cie­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1888), num­ber 5.


We are pil­grims of a day,
Homeward bound, home­ward bound;
Singing on our cheer­ful way,
We are home­ward bound.


Onward, up­ward still, O ye hope­ful pil­grims;
Forward, fear no ill, yon­der is our home;
We jour­ney, hand in hand,
To Ca­naan’s hap­py land;
O come, ye friends and neigh­bors,
And join the pil­grim band.

We are hap­py in the Lord,
Trav’ling on, trav’ling on;
Trusting in His ho­ly Word,
We are trav’ling on.


Sin and sor­row here be­low,
Soon will end, soon will end;
In the land to which we go,
Toil and care will end.


Working all the way along,
Rest will come, rest will come;
Lighten work with pray’r and song,
Blessèd rest will come.