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: An­on­y­mous, in The Sal­va­tion Soldier’s Song Book (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George S. Rail­ton, 1880).

Music: In­di­a­na, ar­ranged from Hen­ry S. Thomp­son’s 1857 An­nie Lisle (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Sinners, whither will you wander?
Whither will you stray?
O remember life is slender,
’Tis but a short day.

Refrain

Death is coming, coming, coming,
And the judgment day;
Hasten, sinner, hasten, sinner,
Seek the narrow way.

Satan has resolved to have you
For his lawful prey;
Jesus Christ has died to save you,
Haste, O haste away.

Refrain

Listen to the invitation,
Whilst He’s crying, Come!
If you miss the great salvation,
Hell will be your doom.

Refrain

Would you ’scape the awful sentence?
From destruction flee.
Seek the Lord by true repentance,
Haste to Calvary.

Refrain