Come, walk in wisdom’s pleasant ways,
For all her paths are peace;
The narrow way that leads to God,
Where toil and trials cease.
Then choose today the narrow way,
Where peace and safety lie;
In all thy ways acknowledge Him
Who watches from on high.
There’s danger in the widening way
That leadeth downward still;
Touch not the poison of the cup
The tempter waits to fill.
The head is dull, the heart is weak,
The hands are feeble, too.
When alcohol with burning breath
His victim doth pursue.
From mocking wine come wickedness,
And weakness, want and woe;
While sin, and suffering, and shame,
And sorrow, wait below.
Then choose, O choose the upward way
Of pleasantness and peace;
The Lord shall then direct thy paths,
Till days on earth shall cease.