Pilgrims & Strangers

 George Stephen Kelly: Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar
Aaron Jonah Lewis: fiddle
Alex Lyon: bass
Todd Glass: drums

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Pilgrims and Strangers

Here they are, coming to your city
To your little village, down the lane
They come to heal the brokenhearted, take away your pain
They ain’t got no fine raiment
They got no worldly acclaim
They preach deliverance to the captives
Salvation yeah in Jesus’ name

They left their homes and their families
They heard the call, it was loud and clear
To open the eyes of the blind
Take away your fear
So if your body’s bent and broken
And if your mind has gone insane
Get on down to the altar
And be made whole in Jesus’ name

They’re no fugitives, they’re no vagabonds
They’re pilgrims and strangers indeed
This old world’s not worthy of them
This land of vice and greed
They are not after your money
They don’t seek fortune or fame
Just signs and wonders and miracles
Souls restored in Jesus’ name

And so one day, when it’s all said and done 
They will leave this troubled place
For the mansions waiting for them
Far from this earthly plain
No more sufferin’, no more sorrow
A heavenly country they will claim
There’s no salvation in any other
There is no name above Jesus’ name

©George S. Kelly 2017, Ace Sleeve Music BMI

 

 

Todd Glass

Todd Glass

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Bob Dylan once said it's good idea to write about  "strange things you've seen and heard". Well, maybe he said it more than once, like how would I know? I only read it once.

This song is based on a true story. What's strange about it is that there is such a thing as people that aren't in it for themselves and how much they can take. They simply answered the call of God and dedicated their lives to helping others. They don't get a lot of publicity, probably because stories about people who go about doing good don't generate a lot of ad revenue.  

On a musical note, this tune was likely influenced to some degree by Ry Cooder's version of  Across the Borderline  

GSK

GSK

Aaron Jonah Lewis

Aaron Jonah Lewis

Alex Lyon

Alex Lyon