By roads that wound uphill and down

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1 By roads that wound uphill and down,
Beside the lake in Galilee,
From house to house, from town to town,
Our Lord fulfilled his ministry.

2 He healed the sick; he cured the blind;
He sought for those who went astray;
He told the lost that God is kind
And set them on the homeward way.

3 How blest the homes that knew him then;
And holy yet the paths he trod!
O gracious heart that loved allmen1
O patient feet that walked with God!

4 Lord Christ, forevermore, the same
In heaven as in Galilee,
Embolden us to name thy name,
To make our lives a ministry.

Amen.


Source: The Hymnal #172

Author: Louis F. Benson

Benson, Louis FitzGerald, D.D., was born at Philadelphia, Penn., July 22, 1855, and educated at the University of Penn. He was admitted to the Bar in 1877, and practised until 1884. After a course of theological studies he was ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia North, in 1888. His pastorate of the Church of the Redeemer, Germantown, Phila., extended from his ordination in 1888 to 1894, when he resigned and devoted himself to literary and Church work at Philadelphia. He edited the series of Hymnals authorised for use by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., as follows:— (1) The Hymnal, Phila., 1895; (2) The Chapel Hymnal, 1898; and (3) The School Hymnal, 1899. Dr. Benson's hymnological writings are somewh… Go to person page >

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First Line: By roads that wound uphill and down
Author: Louis F. Benson
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: © 1928 by The Rev. Louis F. Benson

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