241. The Happy Pilgrim

1 I saw a happy pilgrim,
In shining garments clad,
And trav’ling up the mountain,
His countenance was glad;
He had no cares nor burdens,
He’d laid them at the cross,
The blood of Christ, the Saviour,
Had wash’d him from all dross.

Then palms of victory,
Crowns of glory,
Palms of victory
We shall wear.

2 The summer sun was sinking,
The dweat was on his brow;
His garments worn and dusty,
His step seemed very slow;
But he kept pressing onward,
For he was wending home,
Still shouting as he journeyed,
Deliverance will come. [Refrain]

3 I saw him in the evening,
The sun was bending low,
He'd overtopped the mountain
And reached the vale below;
He saw the golden city,
His everlasting home,
And shouted loud, Hosanna!
Deliverance will come. [Refrain]

4 I heard the song of triumph
They sang upon that shore,
Saying, Jesus has redeemed us,
To suffer nevermore:
Then casting his eyes backward
On the race which he had run;
He shouted loud, Hosanna!
Deliverance has come! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I saw a happy pilgrim In shining garments clad
Title: The Happy Pilgrim
Refrain First Line: Then palms of victory, Crowns of glory
Language: English
Publication Date: 1922
Tune Information
Name: [I saw a happy pilgrim]

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