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

Introduction

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Mrs. J. M. Hunter

Words: Mrs. J. M. Hun­ter, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 41.

Music: John M. Dye (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Hun­ter’s full name, or where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Dye, would you ?

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John M. Dye
(1875–1957)

Lyrics

From duty’s straight and narrow way,
O never turn aside;
It is the path to endless day,
O never turn aside.

Refrain

O never, never turn aside,
O never, never turn aside;
Be firm for God and truth and right,
And never turn aside.

Tho’ comrades jeer with silly talk,
O never turn aside;
In wisdom’s path it pays to walk,
O never turn aside.

Refrain

Someone is stepping in your track,
O never turn aside;
From death and ruin keep him back,
O never turn aside.

Refrain

Life’s prospects fair, why should you blight?
O never turn aside;
Take Christ to be your guide and light,
O never turn aside.

Refrain