Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival observed primarily in the United States on fourth Thursday of November, every year. People take this national holiday as an opportunity to convey their gratefulness to God for the harvest and blessings bestowed upon them over the past year. Traditionally being a religious and fasting festival, Thanksgiving has now transformed into a joyous and feasting holiday. Plus, the four-day weekend that most people are availed with, this festival allows people to make trips to far-off places and visit their family and relatives. Given here is a hymn that narrates the journey of the pilgrims who sailed to America in 1621. The lyrics of "Lone Pilgrim" are written by Bob Dylan. Know the lyrics of this soulful hymn by glancing through the lines that follow. Take a look and indulge in the joy of the pilgrims who celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day.
I came to the place where the lone pilgrim lay,
And patiently stood by his tomb,
When in a low whisper I heard something say:
How sweetly I sleep here alone.
The tempest may howl and the loud thunder roar
And gathering storms may arise,
But calm is my feeling, at rest is my soul,
The tears are all wiped from my eyes.
The call of my master compelled me from home,
No kindred or relative nigh.
I met the contagion and sank to the tomb,
My soul flew to mansions on high.
Go tell my companion and children most dear
To weep not for me now I'm gone.
The same hand that led me through seas most severe
Has kindly assisted me home.
'Lone Pilgrim' was a song dedicated to Mayflower survivors who introduced Thanksgiving Day.