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Face the Other Way

Broad the road of evil

Author: E. R. Latta
Tune: [Broad the road of evil]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Broad the road of evil,
And the crown is there,
Sowing to the whirl wind,
Laying up despair;
If you’re in the broad road,
Flee from it today,
If you’re looking sinwards,
Face the other way.

Refrain:
Face the other way,
Face the other way,
If you’re looking sinwards,
Face the other way.
If you’re in the broad road,
Flee from it today,
If you’re looking sinwards,
Face the other way.

2 What the Lord commandeth,
Hear it and obey,
Ere too late forever,
Face the other way;
If you’re in the broad road,
Flee from it today,
If you’re looking sinwards,
Face the other way. [Refrain]

3 In the way so narrow,
Where His people go,
Let your feet be trading,
Sinner here below;
If you’re in the broad road,
Flee from it today,
If you’re looking sinwards,
Face the other way. [Refrain]

4 “Blessed of my Father!”
Hear the Savior say;
E’en this moment choose Him,
Face the other way;
If you’re in the broad road,
Flee from it today,
If you’re looking sinwards,
Face the other way. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Sovereign Grace #111

Author: E. R. Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Broad the road of evil
Title: Face the Other Way
Author: E. R. Latta
Refrain First Line: Face the other way
Publication Date: 1897
Copyright: Public Domain

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