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

Words: Jane Taylor (1783–1824).

Music: Ban­dung, ar­ranged by an un­known com­pos­er from Rom­berg, in the Ju­ve­nile Choir, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Nut­ting (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Jo­seph Whe­tham, 1840), page 35 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know the composer’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him or Taylor (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

There is a glorious world of light
Above the starry sky,
Where saints departed, clothed in white,
Adore the Lord most high.

And hark! amid the sacred songs
Those heavenly voices raise,
Ten thousand, thousand infant tongues
Unite and sing His praise.

These are the hymns that we shall know
If Jesus we obey;
That is the place where we shall go,
If found in wisdom’s way.