God's Way Is Best

God's way is best for me I know

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [God's way is best for me I know]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 God’s way is best for me I know,
While passing thro’ this desert drear;
He knows the way that I should go,
And He will keep it bright and clear.

God’s way is best, the best for me,
The best for all by sin oppressed;
For He a guide and shield will be;
Whate’er betide, His way is best.

2 The voices of the world I hear,
They tempt my soul to pleasures wrong,
But all the while my God is near,
And He is stronger than the strong. [Chorus]

3 In glory ends the path I take,
His love-light shines amid the gloom;
My soul He never will forsake,
So I shall reach my “home, sweet home.” [Chorus]

Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 1 #87

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God's way is best for me I know
Title: God's Way Is Best
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God's way is best, the best for me
Publication Date: 1943
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1943.


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Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 1 #87

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