A Song, A Book, My NameFunny (not funny ha-ha) asking me that question. I just finished watching the DVD of Pilgrim’s Progress: Journey to Heaven. It’s a modern adaptation of John Bunyan’s beloved classic tale. Pilgrim’s song is a song that is constantly humming in my head. I grew up with this song and I love the lyrics. Pilgrim Progress is a required reading at school, a literally tale written by John Bunyan when he was imprisoned. Perpetua is my second name. I found the lyrics after coming from a pilgrimage at All Roads Lead Home. Pilgrim’s song Man is lonely by birth.
Man is only a pilgrim on earth.
Born to be king, time is but a temporary thing,
only on loan while on earth. Like the wind in the tree,
man has been rather reckless and free.
Thrown far and wide, we long to settle down beside
the stream flowing through eternity. Like the grass on the lawn,
we will pass by the way and be gone.
A lesson to learn, we walk but once there’s no return.
Time is always moving on. Man is longing for One,
for a song and a place in the sun,
a home up above where ev’ry day is lived in love, for
rest when the journey is done.
Pax Tecum. Perpetua