Scripture Verse

I am the way. John 14:6

Introduction

Words: Ab­bie C. Mc­Keev­er, in Songs of Glo­ry-Land, ed­it­ed by W. H. Bur­gett & John Mc­Pher­son (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: W. R. Swan, 1880), num­ber 20.

Music: Fish­er Island W. H. Bur­gett, 1880 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Abbie C. McKeever
(1852–1918)

Lyrics

Around the great white throne some day
Dear friends shall gathered be;
Around the great white throne of God,
Will I be there to see?

Refrain

Will I be there, will I be there,
When friends shall gathered be
Around the great white throne above?
Will I be there to see?

Around the great white throne, sweet thought!
I may be kneeling there,
For Christ has said there is a way,
It may be learned by prayer.

Refrain

Teach me the way, O Savior dear,
I am so weak; my prayer
Is that I may not go astray;
I want to meet you there.

Refrain