‘To Be a Pilgrim’

Let’s try this one–John Bunyan’s hymn, To Be a Pilgrim, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. It was written to give us courage. May it minister to us all

The raptors are out to get us, but we have to keep going.

Again, thank all of you for our prayers. And please add a prayer for reader “Wyldkat,” whose aged cat is struggling.

‘To Be a Pilgrim’

When you’re up against the wall, and there’s no one to turn to but God–sing louder. Who else can give us mercy? Who else will hear us?

To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–please, Father, hear us and help! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

One More Time, ‘To Be a Pilgrim’

The sun came out and I had a good morning’s work on my book, which put me in high spirits. Even the nooze couldn’t totally succeed in damping them; but it did give me a desire to hear John Bunyan’s hymn again.

Sung by Maddy Prior, with the Carnival Band, and by the author of “Pilgrim’s Progress”–To Be a Pilgrim. Sing it again, Maddy!

By Request, ‘To Be a Pilgrim’ (‘He Who Would Valiant Be’)

This is one of my all-time favorite hymns, and Heidi didn’t have to ask twice for me to post it. The only problem lay in choosing which version of it to post.

To Be a Pilgrim, also known and loved as He Who Would Valiant Be, rests on the original lyrics written by John Bunyan in 1684. I love this version by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

Maddy Prior, ‘To Be a Pilgrim’

Yes, I know I post this a lot, you can even say “all the time”–To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. But sometimes our pilgrimage is wearisome: and speaking for myself, I need a morale boost, big-time. I need this hymn this morning.

I pray it ministers to you, too.

Bonus Hymn: ‘To Be a Pilgrim’

Two nights running I’ve heard this hymn, embedded in a TV show I happened to be watching. I take that as a sign that I ought to post it.

This is my favorite rendition of John Bunyan’s hymn, To Be a Pilgrim, by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Belt it out there, Maddy! We need all the hymns we can get.

‘He Who Would Valiant Be’ (with Train Ride)

I am so late today! But I can’t help it. By the time the weekend comes around, I’m shot.

John Bunyan’s hymn, He Who Would Valiant Be–also known as To Be a Pilgrim–was inspired by a dream he had after reading Hebrews 11.

I do wish I could have a seat on this train! The North York Moors Railway wends its leisurely way through Goathland, Yorkshire.

I wonder if there’s a train that takes us to Heaven.

‘To Be a Pilgrim’

With no hymn requests coming in yesterday, I fall back on one of my favorite hymns to start today–John Bunyan’s hymn, To Be a Pilgrim, sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Yes, I’ve posted it more than a few times before–but who’s counting?

Encore: ‘To Be a Pilgrim’

I felt a special need for this particular hymn today. We’re living in tough and screwy times. But so did John Bunyan: and he wrote Pilgrim’s Progress, and this hymn, to help himself and us to get through them.

So here it is–To Be a Pilgrim, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. And as a wise Christian lady once said: When times are tough, sing louder!

‘To Be a Pilgrim’

I’m so glad one of you included this in “Favorite Hymns”–John Bunyan’s hymn, To Be a Pilgrim, played and sung the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

There’s always room on the list; so if you have a favorite hymn you’d like to have posted here, just let us know.