1 All along life’s rugged highway we can find some work to do,
We can cheer and help the sad, the tempted and the tried;
Shall we idly hesitate until the day has grown too late,
Then forget and pass upon the other side.
All along life’s highway do some work for God,
Tho’ the journey long, the pathway wide;
Let us help another’s need, and ever do a kindly deed,
Never passing by upon the other side.
2 All along life’s changing highway we can find some friendless souls;
We can point them to the blessed Lord, the Crucified;
We can whisper words of courage, we can wipe the falling tear,
Let us never pass upon the other side. [Refrain]
3 All along life’s toilsome highway there are wounded hearts that bleed;
In their helplessness too long already they have cried;
Let us carry healing balm, give to the quiv’ring lips a psalm,
Ah! too many pass upon the other side. [Refrain]
C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >
Display Title: Along Life's HighwayFirst Line: All along life's rugged highway we can find some work to doTune Title: [All along life’s rugged highway we can find some work to do]Author: Birdie BellDate: 1917