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Never Turn Aside

From duty's straight and narrow way

Author: Mrs. J. M. Hunter
Tune: [From duty's straight and narrow way]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 From duty’s straight and narrow way,
O never turn aside;
It is the path to endless day,
O never turn aside.

O never, never turn aside,
O never, never turn aside;
Be firm for God and truth and right,
And never turn aside.

2 Tho’ comrades jeer with silly talk,
O never turn aside;
In wisdom’s path it pays to walk,
O never turn aside. [Refrain]

3 Someone is stepping in your track,
O never turn aside;
From death and ruin keep him back,
O never turn aside. [Refrain]

4 Life’s prospects fair, why should you blight?
O never turn aside;
Take Christ to be your guide and light,
O never turn aside. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10045

Author: Mrs. J. M. Hunter

Laura Bell Ogilvie Hunter. Married John Madison Hunter. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: From duty's straight and narrow way
Title: Never Turn Aside
Author: Mrs. J. M. Hunter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O never, never turn aside
Publication Date: 1904
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10045
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #10045

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