Go On Ye Pilgrims While Below

Go on ye Pilgrims, while below,
In the sure paths of peace;
Determined nothing else to know,
But Jesus and his grace.

Observe your leader, follow him;
He through this world has been
Often reviled, but like a lamb
Did ne’er revile again.

O take the pattern he has given,
And love your enemies;
And learn the only way to heaven,
Through self denial lies.

Remember you must watch and pray,
While journeying on the road;
Lest you should fall out by the way,
And wound the cause of God.

Contend for nothing but the fruit,
That feeds the immortal mind;
For fruitless leaves no more dispute,
But leave them to the wind.

Go on rejoicing night and day,
Your crown is yet before;
Defy the trials of your way,
The storm will soon be o’er.

Then you shall reach the promised land,
With all the ransomed race,
And join with all the glorious band,
To sing redeeming grace.

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians