Scripture Verse

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


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Se­lect Gems, by How­ard Doane & Ro­bert Low­ry (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­ican Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1889), num­ber 5. Com­pare to Walk­ing in the Good Old Way.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


We are go­ing forth with our staff in hand,
Thro’ a des­ert wild in a stran­ger land;
But our faith is bright and our hope is strong,
And the Good Old Way is our pil­grim song.


’Tis the Good Old Way, by our fa­thers trod;
’Tis the way of life, and it lead­eth un­to God;
’Tis the on­ly path to the realms of day;
We are go­ing home in the Good Old Way.

There are foes with­out, there are foes with­in;
They would turn us back to the path of sin;
We will stop our ears to the words they say,
While we on­ward press in the Good Old Way.


In the bliss­ful hour of com­mun­ion sweet,
Let us come with joy to the Mer­cy-seat;
O we love to sing, and we love to pray,
And we bless the Lord for the Good Old Way.


On the brink of time when we stand at last,
When our sun has set, and our work is past;
When we bid fare­well to our mor­tal clay,
We will praise the Lord for the Good Old Way.