I’m a Pilgrim, I’m a Stranger


    I’m a Pilgrim, I’m a Stranger


    1. I’m a pilgrim, I’m a stranger

    Cast upon the rocky shore

    Of a land where deathly danger

    Surges with a sullen roar,

    Oft despairing, oft despairing,

    Lest I reach my home no more.

    2. Misty vapors rise before me.

    Scarcely can I see the way.

    Clouds of darkest hue hang o’er me,

    And I’m apt to go astray

    With the many, with the many

    That are now the vulture’s prey.

    3. O my Father, I entreat thee,

    Let me see thy beck’ning hand;

    And when straying, may I meet thee

    Ere I join the silent band.

    Guide me, Father, guide me, Father,

    Safely to the promised land.

    Text: Hans Henry Petersen, 1835–1909

    Music: Leroy J. Robertson, 1896–1971

    Hebrews 11:13–16

    Psalm 73:23–26