268. The Old Cross Road

1 There are many paths through this world of sin,
But there’s only one I shall travel in;
’Tis the old Cross Road, or the way called “Straight”—
There is just one way to the pearly gate.

Refrain:
There is just one way to the pearly gate,
To the crown of life and the friends who wait;
’Tis the old Cross Road, or the way called “Straight”—
There is just one way to the pearly gate.

2 There are some who sneer at the old Cross Road,
At the pearly gate and the soul’s abode;
Yet I mind them not, but, with happy song
And assurance sweet, still I press along. [Refrain]

3 Others risk their souls on some new-made way,
Thinking they will come to the gate some day;
Oh, may they find out, ere their lives are done,
That the old Cross Road is the only one.

Text Information
First Line: There are many paths through this world of sin
Title: The Old Cross Road
Author: James Rowe (1920)
Meter: 10.10.10.10 R
Scripture: John 14:6
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Old_Cross_Road); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (18)
Refrain First Line: There is just one way to the pearly gate
Tune Information
Name: [There are many paths through this world of sin]
Composer: James D. Vaughan (1920)
Meter: 10.10.10.10 R
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Old_Cross_Road); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (18)



Media
MIDI file: The_Old_Cross_Road.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Old_Cross_Road)




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