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1. I saw a wayward traveler in tattered garments clad
While struggling up the mountain, it seemed that he was sad.
His back was laden heavy, his strength was almost gone,
Yet shouted as he journeyed, "Deliverance will come."


Then palms of victory, crowns of glory
Palms of victory, I shall wear.

2. I saw him in the evening, the sun was sinking low
He'd overtopped the mountain and reached the vale below.
While gazing toward that city, his everlasting home,
He shouted loud hosannas, "Deliverance will come."


3. I saw him overcoming thru all the swelling strife,
Until he crossed the threshold of God's eternal life.
The crown, the robe, the scepter, the name, the stone so white
Were his who found in Jesus, the yoke and burden light.


4. He saw the Holy city, his everlasting home.
A band of Holy angels all gathered round God's throne.
They bore Him on their pinions safe o'er the dashing foam,
And they shouted "Hallelujah, deliverance has come."

CHORUS: twice

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