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PILGRIMS SONG




Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings,
thy better portion trace;
Rise from transitory things,
towards heaven, thy destined place:
Sun and moon and stars decay,
time shall soon this earth remove;
Rise, my soul, and haste away
to seats prepared above.


Rivers to the ocean run,
nor stay in all their course;
Fire ascending seeks the sun;
both speed them to their source:
So my soul, derived from God,
longs to view His glorious face,
Forward tends to His abode,
to rest in His embrace.


Fly me Riches, fly me Cares,
Whilst I that coast explore;
Flattering world, with all thy snares,
Solicit me no more!
Pilgrims fix not here their home;
Strangers tarry but a night;
When the last dear morn is come,
They'll rise to joyful light.


Cease, ye pilgrims, cease to mourn,
press onward to the prize;
Soon thy Savior will return,
to take thee to the skies:
There is everlasting peace,
rest, enduring rest, in heaven;
There will sorrow ever cease,
and crowns of joy be given.


---Alternative verses---


Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings,
thy better portion trace;
Rise from transitory things,
towards heaven, thy native place:
Sun and moon and stars decay,
time shall soon this earth remove;
Rise, my soul, and haste away
to seats prepared above.
to seats prepared above.


Rivers to the ocean run,
nor stay in all their course;
Fire ascending seeks the sun;
both speed them to their source:
So my soul, derived from God,
pants to view His glorious face,
Forward tends to His abode,
to rest in His embrace.


Rivers to the ocean run,
nor stay in all their course;
Fire ascending seeks the sun;
both speed them to their source:
So a soul that's born of God,
pants to view His glorious face,
Upward tends to his abode,
to rest in His embrace.


Cease, ye pilgrims, cease to mourn;
Press onward to the prize;
Soon our Saviour will return
Triumphant in the skies.
Yet a season, and you know
Happy entrance will be given,
All our sorrows left below,
And earth exchanged for heaven.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 6 7 6 7 7 7 6
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1742
      Bible Refs: Jn 14:2;
      MUSIC
      Name: AMSTERDAM
      Meter: 7 6 7 6 7 7 7 6
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1742
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        7 6 7 6 7 7 7 6
        7 6 7 6 7 7 7 6
        7 6 7 6 7 7 7 6
        7 6 7 6 7 7 7 6
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