Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Gioachino A. Rossini (1792–1868)


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.