Scripture Verse

Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:13–14


Words: John Dobell, 1806.

Music: Saw­ley James Walch, 1860 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Dobell or Walch (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Sinners, behold that downward road
Which leads to endless woe;
What multitudes of thoughtless souls,
The road to ruin go!

But yonder see that narrow way,
Which leads to endless bliss;
There see a happy, chosen few,
Redeemed by sovereign grace.

They from destruction’s city came,
To Zion upward tend:
The Bi­ble is their precious guide,
And God Himself their friend.

Lord, I would now a pilgrim be,
Guide Thou my feet aright;
I would not for ten thousand worlds
Be banished from Thy sight.