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


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),

Audentia Anderson


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


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.


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


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