Pilgrim, bend thy footsteps on (Joseph Barnby)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-27).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 58 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: Pilgrim, bend thy footsteps on
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Samuel Flood Jones

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn Meter: 78. 86. 87

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1875 in Joyful Songs

Description: No.128 from Hymn Tunes by Joseph Barnby, Novello (1897)

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Original text and translations

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1  Pilgrim, bend thy footsteps on
In trembling faith, in humble fear;
Thy crown of glory is not won,
Thy recompense not here;
But onward with the angels blest,
Seek the haven of thy rest.

2  What has life to do with thee,
Its lingering griefs, its transient bliss?
Time changes to eternity,
O pilgrim, ponder this!
And onward with the angels blest,
Seek the haven of thy rest.

3  Pilgrim, swerve not in thy faith,
Thought thorns and briars strew the way;
O heed not what the worldling saith,
Death soon will close life's day;
But onward with the angels blest,
Seek the haven of thy rest.

4  Seek it as the one thing worth,
Turn to thy God in faith and love;
The peace thou can'st not find on earth,
O seek in Heaven above!
And onward with the angels blest,
Find thy everlasting rest.