Scripture Verse

A highway shall be there…and it shall be called the way of holiness. Isaiah 35:8

Introduction

Words: Ev­e­lyn A. Cum­mins, 1922.

Music: Ma­no­ah Gio­a­chi­no A. Ros­si­ni (1792–1868). Ar­ranged by Hen­ry W. Grea­to­rex in Col­lect­ion of Church Mu­sic, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cummins (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Giaochino A. Rossini
(1792–1868)

Lyrics

I know not where the road will lead
I follow day by day,
Or where it ends: I only know
I walk the King’s highway.

I know not if the way is long,
And no one else can say;
But rough or smooth, up hill or down,
I walk the King’s highway.

And some I love have reached the end,
But some with me may stay,
Their faith and hope still guiding me:
I walk the King’s highway.

The way is truth, the way is love,
For light and strength I pray,
And through the years of life, to God,
I walk the King’s highway.

The countless hosts lead on before,
I must not fear nor stray;
With them, the pilgrims of the faith,
I walk the King’s highway.

Through light and dark the road leads on
Till dawns the endless day,
When I shall know why in this life
I walk the King’s highway.