Two Mile Gospel

If along the way of life, as day by day you press

Author: William Edie Marks
Tune: [If along the way of life, as day by day you press]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If along the way of life, as day by day you press,
You behold a brother burdened sore and in distress,
If by helping him a mile new hope he may obtain,
Do it with a willing heart,—keep on, go with him twain.

A two mile gospel—how it cheers the heart!
A two mile gospel bids our cares depart;
Day by day along the way, O sing a glad refrain:
Can you help someone a mile? Keep on, go with him twain.

2 How a song of hope will brighten e’en the darkest day!
How a cheering word will help another on the way!
Some despondent brother you may cheer with glad refrain,
If your song can help a mile,—keep on, go with him twain. [Chorus]

3 If you meet another soul who longs for words of cheer,
Speak to him of Jesus, gladly tell the message dear;
Tell him how the sunny life thro’ Christ he may obtain;
If the story helps a mile,—keep on, go with him twain. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School and Revival: with Y.M.C.A. Supplement #52

Author: William Edie Marks

Born: July 1872, Delaware (probably Wilmington) Died: November 20, 1954, Wilmington, Delaware. Buried: Lombardy Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware. Marks was ap­par­ent­ly liv­ing in Wilm­ing­ton, Del­a­ware, in 1913. His works in­clude: Cream of Song, with Le­an­der Pick­ett & O. B. Cul­pep­per & (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tucky: Pick­ett Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1906) Tears and Tri­umphs No. 4, with Le­an­der Pick­ett & Ben­ja­min Butts (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tucky: Pen­te­cost­al Pub­lish­ing Company, 1910) Noted Hymns, 1927 (ed­it­or) Lyrics-- Christmas Joy Tasting the Joys Trying to Be More like Je­sus We Shall Hear Him Say, "Well Done" Music-- Best Thing I Ev… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If along the way of life, as day by day you press
Title: Two Mile Gospel
Author: William Edie Marks
Refrain First Line: A two mile gospel
Copyright: Public Domain



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Full of Blessing #d35

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Sunday School and Revival #52

The Beautiful in Song #d52

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