Scripture Verse

Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:14


John M. Aiton

Words: Ma­ry M. Ken­ne­dy, in the Song Crown, by Aus­tin Tay­lor et al. (Aus­tin, Tex­as: Firm Foun­da­tion Pub­lish­ing, 1912), num­ber 69.

Music: Vi­on­i­ca John M. Ai­ton, 1912 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ken­ne­dy (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Ai­ton,


In which road do you travel, my brother?
Which one I would like to know;
Is it in the bright pathway to glory,
Or in the one leading below?


Do not walk in the wide road, tho’ pleasant,
It leadeth away from thy God;
Come and walk in the road that is narrow,
It ends in the city of God.

There are only two roads, my dear brother;
In one of them you must now be;
Are you living in sin and its pleasure,
Or have you from sin been made free?


Do not rest till you answer this question,
Which way do I travel along?
Do I walk with the few up to glory,
Or on the broad way with the throng?


Come, O come to the dear Friend of sinners,
To Jesus, the Door and the Way;
He now lovingly offers salvation,
He’s waiting to save you today.