Scripture Verse

Teach me Thy way, O Lord. Psalm 27:11


Words: Charles C. Ov­er­ton, in Up­lift­ing Songs, New and Old, ed­it­ed by Charles C. Case & James R. Mur­ray (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1896), num­ber 128.

Music: James R. Mur­ray (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ov­er­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

James R. Murray (1841–1905)


’Tis in the Holy Bi­ble,
The pre­cious word of God,
I find the way to Hea­ven
There given by my Lord.
He says that He will lead me
By night as well as day,
And guide me by His Spi­rit
In the good old Chris­tian way.


God’s way! Christ’s way!
That is the way for me.
It leads from earth to Hea­ven,
Where Je­sus I shall see.

My fa­ther and my mo­ther
Both jour­neyed on this road;
They taught me in my child­hood,
It led to Heav’n and God;
Its path is peace and bless­ing—
All tra­vel­ers on it say
No oth­er way’s so hap­py
As the good old Chris­tian way.


And when my jour­ney’s end­ed,
And I am home above,
Enjoying Hea­ven’s bless­ings,
Filled with my Sav­ior’s love,
I’ll sing loud hal­le­lu­jahs,
To Je­sus ev­er pray
A pray­er of praise, for giv­ing
Me the good old Chris­tian way.