Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng
By: Edward H. Plumptre

Rejoice, O pilgrim throng!
Rejoice, give thanks, and sing;
Your festal banner wave on high,
The cross of Christ your king.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

With voice as full and strong
As oceanís surging praise,
Send forth the sturdy hymns of old,
The psalms of ancient days.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

With all the angel choirs,
With all the saints on earth
Pour out the strains of joy and bliss,
True rapture, noblest mirth.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

Yet on and onward still,
With hymn and chant and song,
Through gate and porch and columned aisle
The hallowed pathways throng.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

Still lift your standard high,
Still march in firm array,
As pilgrims through the darkness wend
Till dawns the golden day.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

At last the march shall end;
The wearied ones shall rest;
The pilgrims find their home at last,
Jerusalem the blest.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

Praise him who reigns on high,
The Lord whom we adore:
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
One God forevermore.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

Hymn # 455
Lutheran Worship
Author: Arthur H. Messiter
Tune: Marion
1st Published in: 1864