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Palms of Victory [core]

I saw the wayward traveler, in 5 tattered garments 1 clad
And struggling up the mountain, it 5 seemed that he was 1 sad
His back was laden heavy, his 5 strength was almost 1 gone
But he shouted as he journeyed, "De- 5 liverance will 1 come!"

Then palms of victory, 5 crowns of 1 glory
Palms of victory, 5 I shall 1 wear

The summer sun was shining, the sweat was on his brow
His garments worn and dusty, his step seemed very slow
But he kept pressing onward, for he was wending home
Still shouting as he journeyed, "Deliverance will come!"

The songsters in the arbor, that stood beside the way
Attracted his attention, invited his delay
His watchword being "Onward!", he stopped his ears and ran
Still shouting as he journeyed, "Deliverance will come!"

I saw him in the evening, the sun was bending low
He had overtopped the mountain, and reached the vale below
He saw the golden city, his everlasting home
And shouted loud, "Hosanna! Deliverance will come!"

While gazing on the city, just o'er the narrow flood
A band of holy angels came from the throne of God
They bore him on their pinions safe o'er the dashing foam
And joined him in his triumph, "Deliverance has come!"

Available in these books:

Get Started Plus: Core Songs Edition
100 songs and our acclaimed play-by-ear learning method.
Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
The first two books feature large-print lyrics (20-point type) and include chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

...and on these CDs:

Five CDs, 100 songs. Recordings from the Abbott family and their friends.
Listen to sample tracks.

The MP3 collection has all 100 songs on one CD for a discount. See details.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.