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I Know Not Where the Road Will Lead

I know not where the road will lead

Author: Evelyn Atwater Cummins (1922)
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 I know not where the road will lead
I follow day by day,
or where it ends: I only know
I walk the King's highway.
I know not if the way is long,
and no one else can say;
but rough or smooth, up hill or down,
I walk the King's highway.

2 And some I love have reached the end,
but some with me may stay,
their faith and hope still guiding me:
I walk the King's highway.
The way is truth, the way is love,
for light and strength I pray,
and through the years of life, to God
I walk the King's highway.

3 The countless hosts lead on before,
I must not fear nor stray;
with them, the pilgrims of the faith,
I walk the King's highway.
Through light and dark the road leads on
till dawns the endless day,
when I shall know why in this life
I walk the King's highway.

Source: The Worshiping Church #643

Author: Evelyn Atwater Cummins

Born: May 17, 1891, Pough­keep­sie, New York. Died: August 30, 1971, Pough­keep­sie, New York. Cummins at­tend­ed the Na­tion­al Ca­thed­ral School in Wash­ing­ton, DC, and the Mas­ters School in Dobbs Fer­ry, New York. She mar­ried Alex­an­der G. Cum­mins, rec­tor of Christ Church in Pough­keep­sie, New York. An ac­tive writ­er, she served as the as­so­ci­ate ed­it­or (1926-46) and pub­lish­er (1946-47) of The Chron­i­cle, and was al­so as­soci­at­ed with The Liv­ing Church (1926-29), and the Pough­keep­sie Ev­en­ing Star (1940-43). In the civic arena, Cum­mins served with the Pough­keepsie War Coun­cil, the Di­o­ces­an Board of Re­li­gious Ed­u­ca­tion, the Fed­er­al Coun­cil o… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I know not where the road will lead
Title: I Know Not Where the Road Will Lead
Author: Evelyn Atwater Cummins (1922)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



NOEL (Sullivan)

The tune NOEL (also used at 185) is also known as EARDISLEY or GERARD. Arthur Seymour Sullivan (b Lambeth, London. England. 1842; d. Westminster, London, 1900) adapted this traditional English melody (probably one of the variants of the folk song "Dives and Lazarus"), added phrases of his own to rec…

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MANOAH (Greatorex)

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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The Cyber Hymnal #3164
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The Cyber Hymnal #3164


The Hymnal 1982 #647

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The Worshiping Church #643

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