Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.@Matthew 7:14
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Winnowed Songs, edited by Ira D. Sankey (New York: Biglow & Main, 1890), page 54. Some hymnals show the author as Grace Frances, one of Fanny’s pseudonyms.

Cordova Hubert P. Main, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hubert P. Main (1839-1925)

O Lord, my soul is happy in Thee,
My tongue Thy mercy is telling;
I’ve found Thy love so precious to me,
My heart with its rapture is swelling.

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Wonderful love! O wonderful love!
Sing of its fullness forever;
I’ve found the way that leadeth to life,
The way to the beautiful river.

I came to Thee o’erburdened with care,
My guilt with sorrow confessing;
’Twas love, Thy love that banished my fear,
And gave me for sadness, a blessing.

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To Thee, my hope and refuge divine,
My faith is fervently clinging,
And every hour some token of love,
New joy to my spirit is bringing.

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I look beyond this valley of tears,
Where Thou, a mansion preparing,
Wilt call me home forever with Thee,
The bliss of the glorified sharing.

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