The Christian Pilgrim

by David L. Croft


The Christian Pilgrim is a transliteration of Hebrews 12; it’s a good idea to have Hebrews 12 with you, as it will help to understand the focus of each stanza. The Pilgrim is surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses (the Saints who have gone before us); like them, you are encouraged to patiently run the race God has set before you.


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Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:1-2



The Christian Pilgrim


This Christian Scripture Song begins with the Chorus:


In oft unsolaced pilgrim's plaints
Through parched and lonely desert sands
Our souls, though dressed in mortal paints
Await that which eternal stands


Encamped by that innumered cloud
The host of faith's thrice blessèd dead
Who dwell beyond the darkened shroud
To praise our Sovereign Shepherd Head
Let us, with calm unwaivered pace
Unburden every weight of sin
And run with joy this earthen race
Before the angels, God, and men

(Chorus)



Consider Him who once endured
Against His undefiled life
In thought and deed and spoken word
Such sinners' unrepentant strife
Lest weary cast our courage fail
Reflect upon that solid good
Which comes of cross and tempest gale
To we who've wrestled not to blood

(Chorus)

Despise not, friends, the chast'ning hand
Or Love's sweet stern rebuking face
Which hails what God in glory planned
To train and keep the heirs of grace
Faint not nor chafe the dark that runs
In days of sorrows, burdens, fears
He seals that which becometh sons
Whose love decrees a vale of tears

(Chorus)

Look onward to the latter rains
The days of discipline are dim
But that which springs of present pains
Returns with joy in holy trim
So gird your limbs and hands with strength
The hour of trial soon will cease
And God shall come again at length
To rest your head upon His peace


June 4th 1997
Hebrews 12:1-13 A Transliteration
© 1997 David L. Croft



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