2921. I'm a Pilgrim (Shindler)

1. I’m a pilgrim, and I’m a stranger,
I can tarry, I can tarry but a night;
Do not detain me, for I am going
To where the fountains are ever flowing.

I’m a pilgrim, and I’m a stranger;
I can tarry, I can tarry but a night.

2. There the glory is ever shining;
Oh, my longing heart, my longing heart is there;
Here in this country so dark and dreary,
I long have wandered forlorn and weary. [Refrain]

3. There’s the city to which I journey;
My Redeemer, my Redeemer is its Light;
There is no sorrow nor any sighing,
Nor any tears there, nor any dying. [Refrain]

4. Farewell, neighbors, with tears I’ve warned you,
I must leave you, I must leave you and be gone!
With this your portion, your heart’s desire,
Why will you perish in raging fire? [Refrain]

5. Father, mother, and sister, brother!
If you will not journey with me, I must go!
Now since your vain hopes you will thus cherish,
Should I, too, linger, and with you perish? [Refrain]

6. Farewell, drear earth, by sin so blighted,
In immortal beauty soon you’ll be arrayed;
He who has formed thee will soon restore thee,
And then the dread curse shall nevermore be. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I'm a pilgrim, and I'm a stranger
Title: I'm a Pilgrim (Shindler)
Author: Mary S. Shindler (1841)
Refrain First Line: I'm a pilgrim, and I'm a stranger
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Incipit: 12311 12354 25433
Key: G Major
Source: Italian air
Copyright: Public Domain

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