Scripture Verse

Strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Hebrews 11:13

Introduction

Words: Mrs. Max­well.

Music: My Fa­ther Knows George F. Root (1820–1895) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the words or mu­sic were writ­ten, Max­well’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of her (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
George F. Root
1820–1895

Lyrics

I’m a pilgrim and a stranger,
Rough and thorny is the road,
Often in the midst of danger,
But it leads to God.
Clouds of darkness oft distress me;
Great and many are my foes;
Anxious cares and thoughts oppress me;
But my Fa­ther knows.

Oh, how sweet is this assurance,
’Midst the conflict and the strife,
Although sorrows past endurance
Follow me through life.
Home in prospect can still cheer me:
Yes, and give me sweet repose,
While I feel His presence near me,
For my Fa­ther knows.

Yes, He sees and knows me daily,
Watches over me in love;
Sends me help when foes assail me,
Bids me look above.
Soon my journey shall be ended,
Life is drawing to a close;
I shall then be well attended—
This my Fa­ther knows.

I shall then with joy behold Him;
Face to face my Sav­ior see;
Fall with rapture, and adore Him
For His love to me.
Nothing more shall then distress me—
In the land of sweet repose:
Jesus stands engaged to bless me—
This my Fa­ther knows.