Pilgrim

Perhaps it is because we are in the middle of reading through the beautiful classic Pilgrim’s Progress right now, but NewSongs new song Christian is one of my favorites right now. I first heard it live at Winter Jam a couple months ago, but it’s played here often as the boys have also taken a liking for it.

While there isn’t much that connects to the book, it brings to mind various scenes from the book as I hear it, and has been an encouragement to me during my (very physical) weakness as I am laid up with the sprained ankle.
If you’re reading this book with your kiddos this year you too may enjoy the song, too!

I am a christian
And my is pilgrim
I’m on a journey
But I’m not alone
Jesus is with me
And He goes before me
And His love surrounds me
He’s leading me home

One step at a time for now
Just keep your feet on the ground
Don’t lose your way chasing the crowd
Here’s where your road begins
Don’t stop, don’t settle in
Just tell yourself there’s something more than this (2x)

(Everybody say!)
I am a christian
And my is pilgrim
I’m on a journey
But I’m not alone
Jesus is with me
And He goes before me
And His love surrounds me
He’s leading me home
Walk on, walk on (traveler)
Walk on, walk on!

Head high, keep your eyes above
Don’t think of giving up
He brought you this far
He won’t stop now
Don’t ever run away
No matter what you face
Don’t be afraid ’cause He will not back down
Yeah, remind yourself that He is with you now

(And say!)
I am a christian
And my is pilgrim
I’m on a journey
But I’m not alone
Jesus is with me
And He goes before me
And His love surrounds me
He’s leading me home
Walk on, walk on
Walk on, walk on (traveler)
Walk on, walk on
Walk on, walk on (christian)

Walk on in your weakness
Walk on through the night
Walk on in the darkness
‘Till you see the light
Remember who’s with you
Remember He’s strong
And when you are weary
He’ll carry you on
(2x)

(Everybody say!)
I am a christian
And my is pilgrim
I’m on a journey
But I’m not alone
Jesus is with me
And He goes before me
And His love surrounds me
He’s leading me home (traveler)
Walk on, walk on
Walk on, walk on (christian)
Walk on (4x)