Scripture Verse

Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:13–14


Words: C. C. Mun­son, 1916.

Music: Hal­dor Lil­le­nas (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as Ri­chard Hains­worth, one of Lil­le­nas’ pseu­do­nyms.

If you know Mun­son’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Haldor Lillenas


There’s a trail that so many follow,
It is broad and with world pleasure lined;
But its ending is sorrow and darkness,
And its portals are easy to find.


Are you on the right trail, my brother?
Are you bound for the land of delight?
Is the Savior your guide and your helper?
He will lead to the mansions of light.

There’s a trail that leads up to glory,
’Tis the straight and the narrow way;
It will lead you beside the still waters,
To the home of an unending day.


On the trail that Jesus has blazoned,
None of Heaven can ever fail;
He will lead to the mansions now waiting,
At the end of the bright glory trail.