Scripture Verse

Ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16

Introduction

Words: Vi­da E. Smith, 1903. This song was in­spired by a ser­mon given at the Old Brick Church in La­mo­ni, Io­wa.

Music: Au­den­tia An­der­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Smith (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Audentia Anderson
1872–1963

Lyrics

There’s an old, old, path
Where the sun shines thro’
Life’s dark storm clouds
From its home of blue.

Refrain

In this old, old path
Made strange­ly sweet
By the touch di­vine
Of His bless­èd feet.

Find the old, old, path
’Twill be ev­er new,
For the Sav­ior walks
All the way with you.

Refrain

In the old, old path
Are my friends most dear,
And I walk with them,
With the an­gels near.

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’Tis an old, old path
Shadowed vales between,
Yet I fear­less walk
With the Na­za­rene.

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