172. By roads that wound uphill and down

1 By roads that wound uphill and down,
Beside the lake in Galilee,
From house to house, from town to town,
Our Lord fulfilled his ministry.

2 He healed the sick; he cured the blind;
He sought for those who went astray;
He told the lost that God is kind
And set them on the homeward way.

3 How blest the homes that knew him then;
And holy yet the paths he trod!
O gracious heart that loved allmen1
O patient feet that walked with God!

4 Lord Christ, forevermore, the same
In heaven as in Galilee,
Embolden us to name thy name,
To make our lives a ministry.


Text Information
First Line: By roads that wound uphill and down
Author: Louis F. Benson, 1855-1930
Publication Date: 1956
Meter: L.M.
Topic: Christ: Love of; Healing; Home (1 more...)
Notes: Mosiah 1:97-99, 103; D. and C. 16:4e-g
Copyright: Words copyright, 1928, by The Rev. Louis F. Benson. Used by permission of Barbara Benson Jeffreys.
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Baker, 1835-1910
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major
Copyright: Music used by permission of M. Morley Horder.

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