Christ My Song - 332
What thousands never knew the road! - The Narrow Way
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The Narrow Way.
1. What thousands never knew the road!
What thousands hate it when 'tis known!
None but the chosen tribes of God
will seek or choose it for their own. PDF - Midi
2. A thousand ways in ruin end,
one, only, leads to joys on high;
by that my willing steps ascend,
pleased with a journey to the sky.
3. No more I ask, or hope to find,
delight or happiness below;
sorrow may well possess the mind
that feels where thorns and thistles grow.
4. The joy that fades is not for me,
I seek immortal joys above;
there glory without end shall be
the bright reward of faith and love.
William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works
of William Cowper, 1853(?), 267. Without fifth stanza.