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