1. O happy band of pilgrims,
    If onward ye will tread
    With Jesus as your fellow,
    To Jesus as your Head!
  2. O happy if ye labor
    As Jesus did for men;
    O happy if ye hunger
    As Jesus hungered then!
  3. The trials that beset you,
    The sorrows ye endure,
    The manifold temptations
    That death alone can cure,
  4. What are they but His jewels
    Of right celestial worth?
    What are they but the ladder
    Set up to heaven on earth?
  5. O happy band of pilgrims,
    Look upward to the skies,
    Where such a light affliction
    Shall win you such a prize!