Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:14
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).
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 ?
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.