1 At the turn of the road is the joy that we missed,
The treasures ungathered, the crosses unkissed;
For life is a duty, and duty a goad,
But all will be changed at the turn of the road.
At the turn of the road we shall see face to face,
The Lamb who was slain, and who saved us by grace;
And up to His throne, will He lift such as we,
Whom He washed in the fountain of dark Calvary.
2 At the turn of the road, all is clear, all is plain,
And our sorrow will cease from her endless refrain;
The flow’rs that were blighted will blossom anew,
The false will be fathomed, most lovely the true. [Refrain]
3 At the turn of the road all is bright, all is fair,
No weariness, worry, or want will be there;
No perils will threaten, no tempests will rave,
No tears will be mixed with the dust of the grave. [Refrain]
4 And in bounteous grace we will find at the last
The bread that of yore on the waters we cast;
And sweet will the savor that waits with it be,
When Jesus shall break it to you and to me. [Refrain]
5 But a turn must be made in our life here on earth,
From darkness to light, by the Spirit’s new birth;
And faith in our ransom, Who paid all we owed,
That we may find joy at the turn of the road. [Refrain]
Born: May 11, 1851, New York City.
Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City.
Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute.
A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >
Display Title: At the Turn of the RoadFirst Line: At the turn of the road is the joy that we missedTune Title: [At the turn of the road is the joy that we missed]Author: James M. GrayDate: 1921Subject: Seeing Christ |