We Pass This Way But Once

As we journey on our pathway

Author: Amanda R. Meusch
Tune: [As we journey on our pathway]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 As we journey on our pathway,
Which thro’ life’s great valley leads;
Let us scatter seeds of kindness,
Strew our path with loving deeds.

We pass this way but once,
We pass this way but once;
Let us scatter seeds of kindness,
For we pass this way but once.

2 Let us help the weary pilgrim,
Whom we meet upon our way,
With a kindly word and action,
With a loving deed today. [Refrain]

3 Let us not delay our actions,
Thoughtless for another day;
There are souls that must be rescued,
Let us help them while we may. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Sovereign Grace #168

Author: Amanda R. Meusch

A. R. Meusch is Amanda R. Meusch. Born in Illinois, the 1880 U. S. census shows her in Elmhurst IL as the nine-year-old daughter of Philipp Meusch, president of Elmhurst Proseminar. (That institution was the ‘Gymnasium’-level seminary-preparatory institution of the German Evangelical Synod of North America. Out of Elmhurst Proseminar would come Elmhurst College in the 1920’s: out of the German Evangelical Synod, through mergers, would come the Evangelical and Reformed and then the United Church of Christ.) Amanda’s younger brother, Frederick A. Meusch, would also become a G. E. S. N. A. minister. Amanda was fully bilingual: In addition to the hymn texts in English currently listed in Hymnary, the publication Rosche’s Geistl… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As we journey on our pathway
Title: We Pass This Way But Once
Author: Amanda R. Meusch
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We pass this way but once
Copyright: Public Domain



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