Christ My Song - 1072
The pilgrimage cares and calamities past - A Song by the Way (Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
A Song by the Way.
1. The pilgrimage cares and calamities past,
divine compensation awaits us at last;
the desert her thistles and thorns shall entomb,
the briar shall perish, the myrtle shall bloom.
Destruction and death shall no longer have place,
once banished the field by the God of all grace. PDF - Midi
2. The pilgrimage cares and calamities now
may sadden the spirit and furrow the brow;
the thorns and the thistles may harass our feet,
and tears may be often our sorrowful meat;
but every oppressor the Lord shall abase:
the trophies are we of the God of all grace.
3. The wilderness cares and calamities prove
how sunshine the heaviest clouds can remove;
though weeping perchance may endure for a night,
joy comes in the morning, and lasts with the light;
and when we the ways of his wisdom retrace,
all glory we give to the God of all grace.
Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 140.