Enquire, ye pilgrims, for the way (Thomas Clark)

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  • CPDL #27627:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2012-11-18).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The order of parts in the source is Tenor - [Alto] - Air - [Bass], with both the Tenor and Alto parts printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of the text is underlaid in the source: three subsequent verses have been added editorially.
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Title: Enquire, ye pilgrims, for the way
Composer: Thomas Clark
Tune: Mount Zion
Lyricist: Philip Doddridge

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1809 in A Fifth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, p. 49

Description: Setting of a text by Philip Doddridge. Hymn Tune Index tune number 12830.

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Original text and translations

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Enquire, ye pilgrims, for the way
That leads to Zion's hill;
And thither set your steady face,
With a determin'd will.

Invite the strangers all around
Your pious march to join;
And spread the sentiments you feel
Of faith and love divine.

Come, let us to his temple haste,
And seek his favour there,
Before his footstool humbly bow,
And pour out fervent prayer.

Come, let us join our souls to God
In everlasting bands,
And seize the blessings he bestows
With eager hearts and hands.

Come, let us seal without delay
The covenant of his grace;
Nor shall the years of distant life
Its memory efface.

Thus may our rising offspring haste
To seek their fathers' God,
Nor e'er forsake the happy path
Their youthful feet have trod.