Saturday, January 15, 2005

This Pilgrim Pathway

For centuries hymnwriters have referred to the Christian life in terms of pilgrimage. During the night several hymns/gospel songs came to mind and I found myself singing them over subconsciously. The common expression in each was the word “pilgrim”. Let me share a few of them with you:

When We All Get To Heaven

“While we walk the pilgrim pathway,
Clouds will overspread the sky;
But when traveling days are over
Not a shadow, not a sigh.


When we all get to heaven,
What a day of rejoicing that will be!
When we all see Jesus,
We’ll sing and shout the victory!”

Words by Eliza E. Hewitt

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

“O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
O how bright the path grows from day to day
Leaning on the everlasting arms.


Leaning, leaning,
Safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.”

Words by Elisha A. Hoffman

Surely Goodness and Mercy

“A pilgrim was I and a wand’ring;
In the cold night of sin I did roam,
When Jesus the kind Shepherd found me,
And now I am on my way home.


Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days, all the days of my life.
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever
And I shall feast at the table spread for me.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days, all the days of my life.”

Words by John W. Peterson and Alfred B. Smith
Copyright 1958 by Singspiration Music

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As you continue your pilgrimage “home” dear friend, take heart! The clouds will soon clear. We’re nearer “home” than when we first believed.

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