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To Be A Pilgrim Lyrics and Music

The reverent words and lyrics of the cherished hymn begin with "He who would valiant be 'gainst all disaster, Let him in constancy follow the Master" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "To Be A Pilgrim" hymn were written by its English author John Bunyan. The author of the hymn, John Bunyan, was born on November 30, 1628 and died on August 31, 1688. The love filled music that accompanies the "To Be A Pilgrim" song of praise was composed by Charles Winfred Douglas.  The composer of the music to the "To Be A Pilgrim" hymn, Charles Winfred Douglas, was born on February 15, 1867 and died on January 18, 1944. We have placed "To Be A Pilgrim" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the edifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and well-known church hymn.

To Be A Pilgrim Hymn
Title: To Be A Pilgrim *** Name of Composer: Charles Winfred Douglas *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: John Bunyan *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs

 

 

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the rousing words of the "To Be A Pilgrim" lyrics, John Bunyan (November 30, 1628-August 31, 1688), was born in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England and achieved fame as a Author, Baptist preacher and Hymn writer. John Bunyan was the author of the Christian allegory 'The Pilgrim's Progress' from which the words of this hymn were taken and modified by Percy Dearmer .

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

 

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.

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