He Knoweth The Way

I know not, the way is so misty, The joys or the griefs it shall bring

Author: Emma E. Goodrich
Published in 11 hymnals

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1. I know not, the way is so misty,
The joys or the griefs it shall bring;
What clouds are o'er hanging the future,
What flow'rs by the roadside may spring;
But there's One who will journey beside me,
Nor in weal nor in woe will forsake;
And this be my solace and comfort,
"He knoweth the way that I take."

2. I stand where the crossroads are meetings,
And know not the right from the wrong;
No beckoning finger directs me,
No welcome floats to me in song;
But my Guide will soon give me a token,
By wilderness, mountain or lake.
Whatever the darkness about me,
"He knoweth the way that I take."

3. And I know that the way leadeth homeward,
To the land of the pure and the blest;
To the country of ever fair summer,
To the city of peace and of rest;
And there shall be healing for sickness,
And fountains life's fever to slake.
What matter beside? I go onward,
"He knoweth the way that I take."

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #41

Author: Emma E. Goodrich

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Text Information

First Line: I know not, the way is so misty, The joys or the griefs it shall bring
Title: He Knoweth The Way
Author: Emma E. Goodrich
Meter: 9.8.9.8 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13932
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The Cyber Hymnal #13932

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