The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

I'm A Pilgrim And Will Walk With Jesus

For The New Year

Words: P. Schück
Translated by C. W. Schaeffer

Music: "Nur Mit Jesu," P. Schück

Source: O. Hardwig, ed., The Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #144

1. I'm a pilgrim and will walk with Jesus,
    In Him only shall our life be blest;
All the way from doubts and fears He frees,
    He alone keeps heart and mind at rest,
    He alone keeps heart and mind at rest.

2. Seas, lands, vales, and mountains firm abiding,
    Joyful I traverse, held by His hand;
But for this, my Saviour's loving guiding,
    I could never reach the promised land.
    I could never reach the promised land.

3. When I sleep He keepeth guard around me;
    When I wake He is my strength and stay;
He takes care that nothing shall confound me,
    Leads me right when doubtful is the way.
    Leads me right when doubtful is the way.

4. In Him ever would I be abiding,
    In Him meat and drink and peace I Have,
In His gracious arms my place of hiding;
    Soul and body both His love will save.
    Soul and body both His love will save.

5. Him I follow till my days are ended,
    Till Himself shall call me home to rest;
In the Father's house there'll be extended
    The glad welcome of a heavenly guest.
    The glad welcome of a heavenly guest.

Sheet Music from O. Hardwig, ed., The Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #144

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