Scripture Verse

Strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Hebrews 11:13


Robert Lowry

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.