Scripture Verse

Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. John 6:68

Introduction

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George C. Hugg
(1848–1907)

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in Light in the Val­ley, by George Hugg (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: 1898).

Music: George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Oat­man or Hugg, would you ?

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Johnson Oatman, Jr.
(1856–1922)

Lyrics

Since I started out to find Thee,
Since I to the cross did flee,
Every bridge is burned behind me;
I will never turn from Thee.

Refrain

Strengthen all the ties that bind me
Closer, closer, Lord to Thee,
Every bridge is burned behind me;
Thine I evermore will be.

Thou didst hear my plea so kindly;
Thou didst grant me so much grace,
Every bridge is burned behind me;
I will ne’er my steps retrace.

Refrain

Cares of life perplex and grind me,
Yet I keep the narrow way.
Every bridge is burned behind me;
I from Thee will never stray.

Refrain

All in All I ever find Thee,
Savior, Lover, Brother, Friend,
Every bridge is burned behind me;
I will serve Thee to the end.

Refrain