Strait is the Gate

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1 God tells us in His word
Two ways before us lie,
One leads to sorrow, shame and death,
One to His Home on high.

"Strait is the gate and narrow is the way,
Strive to enter in," O hear the master say;
Strait is the gate and narrow is the way,
Leading to the land of everlasting day.

2 His Spirit pleads within,
O, listen to His voice;
His grace will help the yielding soul
To make the happy choice. [Refrain]

3 Whatever foes arise,
You meet them not alone;
The blessed hand that bled for you,
Will guide you to the throne. [Refrain]

4 Then daily walk with God,
And never turn astray;
For those who lean upon His arm,
He keeps from day to day. [Refrain]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: God tells us in his word
Title: Strait is the Gate
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Strait is the gate and narrow is the way


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