The way of pleasantness

How straight the path appears

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: [How straight the path appears]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 How straight the path appears,
How open and how fair;
In wisdom’s ways of pleasantness
No fell destroyers are.

Come, join, come, join,
To swell the happy throng,
Ye pilgrims in Jehovah’s ways,
With music pass along.

2 See flowers of paradise
In rich profusion spring,
The sun of glory gilds the path,
And dear companions sing. [Refrain]

3 See Salem’s golden spires
In beauteous prospect rise,
And, brighter crowns that mortals wear,
Which sparkle through the skies. [Refrain]

4 All honor to his name,
Who marks the shining way;
To him who leads the wand’rer on
To realms of endless day. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #34

Author: Philip Doddridge

Doddridge, Philip, D.D., was born in London, June 26, 1702. His grandfather was one of the ministers under the Commonwealth, who were ejected in 1662. His father was a London oilman. He was offered by the Duchess of Bedford an University training for ordination in the Church of England, but declined it. He entered Mr. Jennings's non-conformist seminary at Kibworth instead; preached his first sermon at Hinckley, to which Mr. Jennings had removed his academy. In 1723 he was chosen pastor at Kibworth. In 1725 he changed his residence to Market Harborough, still ministering at Kibworth. The settled work of his life as a preceptor and divine began in 1729, with his appointment to the Castle Hill Meeting at Northampton, and continued till in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: How straight the path appears
Title: The way of pleasantness
Author: Philip Doddridge
Refrain First Line: Come join, come join, to swell the happy throng


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Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #34

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