Scripture Verse

A highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that way. The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it. No lion will be there, nor any ravenous beast; they will not be found there. But only the redeemed will walk there. Isaiah 35:8–10


Words: Mrs. M. A. Big­low, in The Pearl, by J. M. Kief­fer (Cleve­land, Ohio: S. Brain­ard & Sons, 1871), page 17.

Music: Moun­tain View Will­iam T. Ro­gers, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Big­low’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of her or Ro­gers,


O let me seek that path, where winds of woe,
And storms of sin and wrath, can ne­ver blow!
The star of hea­ven­ly hope, has ev­er beamed
Along the way cast up, for the re­deemed.

It is a bliss­ful way, safe and se­cure;
Leading to realms of day, a path­way sure.
All oth­er paths we tread, through this dark clime,
Must be with fears o’er­spread, with cares of time.

But O! this ho­ly way, the vu­lture’s eye,
The hi­de­ous beasts of prey, shall ne’er des­cry.
Then let me seek the path, where winds of woe,
And bit­ter storms of wrath can ne­ver blow.