Christ My Song - 192
Through night and tribulation - The Pilgrimage of the Soul
(Bernhard Severin Ingemann/Gilbert Tait/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The Pilgrimage of the Soul
1. Through night and tribulation,
the soul a pilgrim goes;
with hope of God's salvation,
with joy sublime it glows. PDF - Midi
2. A flame the deep night rendeth,
a light divine the cloud;
brother to brother sendeth
a salutation loud.
3. Oh, may the light undying
flash on our sombre night!
May we, in bitter sighing,
all find one comfort bright!
4. Oh, may one love unbounded
fire each crossbearer's breast;
may on one God be founded
one solace, faith and rest!
5. Oh, grant us, bounteous Giver,
one spirit and one voice;
us all as one deliver, –
as one may we rejoice!
6. Be ours one need, one yearning,
one Father evermore;
one thankfulness grand burning,
one Saviour to adore.
7. And thus redeemed, redeeming,
we valiant march along;
Golgotha glooming, gleaming,
we hail with mystic song.
8. From cross, from tomb, ascending,
with ecstasy and praise,
we gain our crown when blending
with Eden's deathless days.
Gilbert Tait, The Hymns of Denmark, 1868, 135-136.
There in 4 stanzas of 8 lines.
Translated from the Danish Igennem nat og trængsel
of Bernhard Severin Ingemann.