Pilgrims

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Walter Farquharson
Tune Name: FORT QU'APPELLE

Lyrics as Poetry

As pilgrims we are walking,
walking to a promised day;
we struggle with our baggage,
with temptation’s call to stay.
We find the journey tiring
and confusing in demand;
we long for safer travel,
charts and maps of promised land.As pilgrims we are talking,
talking with our family here;
we struggle with our language,
and the changes that we fear.
We find the journey frees us
from the strictures of the past;
we seek new understandings
and community to last.As pilgrims we are feeding,
feeding on the bread God gives;
our journey is an answer
to the good news that Christ lives.
Our service to each other
is the gift that makes us free;
our struggling for God’s promise
determines what we’ll be.As pilgrims we are singing,
singing praises on the way;
from worship comes direction
and the shape of each new day.
God’s earth made new is promised,
with justice flowing strong;
there’s courage for our walking
and for overthrowing wrong.As pilgrims we are seeking,
seeking grace from you our God;
we need to know your presence,
guide us with Christ’s shepherd rod.
Give us strength to serve you truly
as we move from place to place;
let us journey on as pilgrims
while relying on your grace.


Words by
Walter FarquharsonCopyright © 1979 by Walter Farquharson
Administered by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA


Audio Sample

PILGRIMS
One Verse
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Scripture References

  • Genesis 12:1-5
  • Exodus 12:1-11
  • Exodus 16:1-18
  • Luke 24:13-16
  • Hebrews 11:8-10

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Challenge
  • Change
  • CHRISTIAN∶ journey
  • CHURCH∶ community
  • Community
  • Faith
  • Free, Freedom
  • Gathering
  • Human Relationships
  • Journey
  • Justice, Human Rights
  • Lent
  • LIFE∶ living life
  • Pilgrim, Pilgrimage
  • RELATIONSHIPS∶ relationships with others
  • Renewal
  • Service, Serving
  • Sing, Singing
  • Trust
  • Unity
  • Worship

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