Christ…suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.@1 Peter 2:21
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George C. Hugg (1848-1907)

Johnson Oatman, Jr., in On Wings of Song, edited by George Hugg (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: George C. Hugg, 1896), number 46.

George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856-1922)

The way our fathers traveled is good enough for me,
They followed in the footsteps that led from Calvary.
It led them up to glory, that land of endless day,
I expect to get to Heaven by the same old way.

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O this blessèd old way, it is good enough for me,
It is good enough for me, it is good enough for me;
My Savior goes before me, I follow Him each day,
I expect to get to Heaven by the same old way.

The world may sneer and tell me I’ll never reach the goal,
That good works are sufficient to save a human soul,
But while the world is talking, I still will watch and pray,
I expect to get to Heaven by the same old way.

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When bowers of sin entice me to rest my weary feet,
I find in Christ my Savior a safe, a sure retreat;
He tells me to press onward, and not look back, nor stay,
I expect to get to Heaven by the same old way.

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Millions are now in glory, in shining white arrayed,
Who traveled this same pathway, and often were dismayed,
But happy now in glory they sing both night and day,
I expect to get to Heaven by the same old way.

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