Scripture Verse

That same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus…They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus Himself came up and walked along with them, but they were kept from recognizing Him. Luke 24:13–16


Words: Fan­nie I. Ken­nish, in The In­ter­na­tion­al Les­son Hym­nal (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Da­vid C. Cook, 1878), num­ber 185 (From the S. S. [Sun­day School] Schol­ar’s Quar­ter­ly).

Music: Haup­pauge, E. A. Rid­dle (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Rid­dle’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Ken­nish,


Walk to Emmaus
The Bible Revival

Lo, two of the Lord’s dis­ci­ples
Walked side by side,
And talked of the dear, dead Mas­ter,
The Cru­ci­fied.
They spake with the pass­ing stran­ger,
Who walked alone;
Nor heard in the words of com­fort,
The Mas­ter’s tone.


So, oft in the wan­ing twi­light,
One pass­eth by;
His voice rings out thro’ the dark­ness,
Lo, it is I.

And thus in the hush of ev­en­ing
They sat at meat,
He brake of the bread and bless­ed it,
Said, Take and eat.
The eyes that were dim with weep­ing,
Flashed bright and clear;
The hearts that had mourned sang glad­ly,
The Lord is here.


So wait we in pain and sor­row,
In bit­ter tears,
And talk of the deep’ning sha­dows
And gloomy fears.
We mourn for the bleed­ing Sav­ior,
The Cru­ci­fied;
Nor know ’tis the dear Lord walk­ing
Close by our side.