Preparing for Victory

Strangers and Pilgrims



Strangers and pilgrims here below,

This earth, we know, is not our place;

We hasten through this vale of woe,

and, restless to behold Thy face,

Swift to our heavenly country move,

Our everlasting home above.


We've no abiding city here,

But seek a city out of sight;

Thither our steady course we steer,

Aspiring to the plains  of light,

Jerusalem, the saints' abode,

Whose founder is the living God.

Charles Wesley



       "Not having received the promises but having seen them afar off [they] were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. ...

     "They desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them." 

Hebrews 11:13, 16


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