12313. The Two Ways

1 There are but two ways in life, my friend,
The wrong and the right, the false and the true;
They’re counter to each from end to end,
Save eternity limits the two.

Refrain:
There are but two ways, but two ways in life,
There are but two ways, but two ways in life;
The one leads to glory, and the other leads to death:
Oh, which of the two will you take?

2 There are but two roads in life, my friend,
The straight and narrow, the broad and the plain;
Think well which one you will take, my friend,
You will ne’er travel this way again. [Refrain]

3 The one is beset with foes, my friend,
’Tis full of allurements, but danger is there;
The other leads steadily on, my friend,
To a Heav’n that is bright and fair. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: There are but two ways in life, my friend
Title: The Two Ways
Author: Jennie R. Lyall (1877)
Refrain First Line: There are but two ways, but two ways in life
Language: English
Source: Augsburg Songs No. 2 (Philadelphia: Lutheran Publication Society, 1893)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Earlier version of text found in "The Truth Seeker Collection of Forms, Hymns and Recitations" by D. M. Bennett (New York: Liberal and Scientific Publications, 1877) with first line"There are chains of social union"
Tune Information
Name: [There are but two ways in life, my friend]
Composer: Frank J. Robertson (1893)
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Augsburg Songs No. 2 (Philadelphia: Lutheran Publications Society, 1893)
Copyright: Public Domain



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