256 THE LONE PILGRIM - Southern Harmony

256 THE LONE PILGRIM - Southern Harmony

Southern Harmony

to the 1991 Revision version of this tune
to the Cooper book version of this tune

I came to the place where the lone pilgrim lay,
And pensively stood by his tomb,
When in a low whisper I heard something say,
How sweetly I sleep here alone!

The tempest may howl and the loud thunders roar,
And gathering storms may arise,
Yet calm is my feeling, at rest is my soul,
The tears are all wiped from my eyes.

The cause of my Master compell'd me from home,
I bade my companions farewell;
I blest my dear children, who now for me mourn --
In far distant regions they dwell.

I wander'd an exile and stranger from home,
No kindred or relative nigh.
I met the contagion, and sank to the tomb,
My soul flew to mansions on high.

Oh tell my companion and children most dear
To weep not for me now I'm gone;
The same hand that led me through scenes most severe
Has kindly assisted me home.

And there is a crown that doth glitter and shine
That I shall forevermore wear,
Then turn to the Savior, his love's all divine,
All you that would dwell with me there.