To Be A Pilgrim Lyrics
He who would valiant be 'gainst all disaster,
Let him in constancy follow the Master.
There's no discouragement shall make him once relent
His first avowed intent to be a pilgrim.
Who so beset him round with dismal stories
Do but themselves confound - his strength the more is.
No foes shall stay his might; though he with giants fight,
He will make good his right to be a pilgrim.
Since, Lord, Thou dost defend us with Thy Spirit,
We know we at the end, shall life inherit.
Then fancies flee away! I'll fear not what men say,
I'll labor night and day to be a pilgrim.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "To Be A Pilgrim", Charles Winfred Douglas (February 15, 1867-January 18, 1944), was born in Oswego, New York, United States and became famous as a Episcopal priest, composer and musician.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: To Be A Pilgrim
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Bunyan (November 30, 1628 to August 31, 1688)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Charles Winfred Douglas (February 15, 1867 to January 18, 1944)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "He who would valiant be 'gainst all disaster, Let him in constancy follow the Master"
First Publication Date: 1906