To Be a Pilgrim Hymn Lyrics, Story, and Video

To Be a Pilgrim Hymn Lyrics

Author: John Bunyan

1 He who would valiant be
‘gainst all disaster,
let him in constancy
follow the Master.
There’s no discouragement
shall make him once relent
his first avowed intent
to be a pilgrim.

2 Who so beset him round
with dismal stories,
do but themselves confound—
his strength the more is.
No foes shall stay his might,
though he with giants fight;
he will make good his right
to be a pilgrim.

3 Since, Lord, Thou dost defend
us with Thy Spirit,
we know we at the end
shall life inherit.
Then, fancies, flee away!
I’ll fear not what men say,
I’ll labor night and day
to be a pilgrim.

To Be a Pilgrim Hymn Story

This song. “To be a pilgrim/He Who Would Valiant Be” is based on John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. John Bunyan was an English writer and Puritan preacher. He was not a hymn writer but is best known for his Christian allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress.

He was arrested during the tensions between monarchists and parliamentarians in what has been termed the English Civil Wars.

He was arrested after he refused to stop preaching when the monarch was restored.

He spent twelve years in prison where he wrote his autobiography and the classic, Pilgrim’s Progress.

This is one of the most published English language books in history. It is said that one cannot say that he studied English Literature if one never reads this book

Bunyan was born in November 1628 in Bedfordshire, England. He died on 31st August, 1688 in London.

John Bunyan - To be a pilgrim
John Bunyan

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He who would Valiant Be / To be a pilgrim- John Bunyan

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