Enriched with legends and symbolism, Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday observed throughout the United States as a harvest festival to express gratitude to God for his blessings and harvest obtained in the past year. Set by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1939, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. The four-day weekend festival is marked by traditional delectable feasts, making trips to outstation destinations and relatives, watching parades and football matches, and indulging in sheer joy and merrymaking. No matter how advanced and modern the traditions and customs have become; the primary goal of celebrating Thanksgiving still remains intact. People still visit churches, offer prayers to the Almighty, and sing hymns. To add to the list of your Thanksgiving hymns, one is "I'm A Pilgrim" penned by Hans Henry Peterson and harmonized by Leroy J. Robertson. Scroll on further to find the lyrics of this popular and harmonious song.
I'm a pilgrim, and I'm a stranger,
I can tarry, I can tarry but a night;
Do not detain me, for I am going
To where the fountains are ever flowing.
(I'm a pilgrim, and I'm a stranger;
I can tarry, I can tarry but a night.)
There the glory is ever shining;
Oh, my longing heart, my longing heart is there;
Here in this country so dark and dreary,
I long have wandered forlorn and weary.
There's the city to which I journey;
My Redeemer, my Redeemer is its Light;
There is no sorrow nor any sighing,
Nor any tears there, nor any dying.
"I'm a Pilgrim" is a famous American pilgrim song for Thanksgiving. Go through the article for the wordings of this melodic song.
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