The Way Within the Way

I have chosen to walk in the narrow way

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [I have chosen to walk in the narrow way]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have chosen to walk in the narrow way,
Which the saints of old once trod;
‘Tis a glorious way for it leads at last,
To a place by the throne of God.

There’s a way within the highway,
A narrow way within the highway,
And by His grace it shall be my way,
This narrow way of holiness.

2 ‘Tis the way of the pure and the sanctified,
“Naught unclean shall o’er it pass;
And the wayfaring man shall not err therein,”
This plain way to holiness. [Chorus]

3 “And the shouts of the ransomed shall there resound
As to Zion they return;”
Praise the Lord, hallelujah! the way I’ve found,
And to glory am pressing on. [Chorus]

Source: Songs of the Sanctuary #37

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have chosen to walk in the narrow way
Title: The Way Within the Way
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: There's a way within the highway
Copyright: Public Domain



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His Praise #179

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Songs of the Sanctuary #37

The King's Praises No. 3 #d46

World Revival Hymns #d78

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