Scripture Verse

The Lord…said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee. Genesis 12:1

Introduction

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Abraham’s Journey
Jozsef Molnar, 1880

Words: Charles Wes­ley (1707–1788).

Music: Near­er Home Is­aac B. Wood­bu­ry, 1852. Har­mo­ny by Ar­thur S. Sul­li­van, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
1707–1788

Lyrics

In every time and place
Who serve the Lord most high,
Are called His sovereign will to embrace,
And still their own deny;
To follow His command,
On earth as pilgrims rove,
And seek an undiscovered land,
And house, and friends above.

Father, the narrow path
To that far country show;
And in the steps of Abraham’s faith
Enable me to go,
A cheerful sojourner
Where’er Thou bidd’st me roam,
Till, guided by Thy Spirit here,
I reach my heavenly home.