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What would Jesus do

Oft we lose the narrow pathway

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [Oft we lose the narrow pathway]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Oft we lose the narrow pathway,
As we seek the land of day;
Yet the Master goes before us:
In His steps we find the way.

What would Jesus do?
Make His way the way for you.
In a world of sin and sorrow
He was tried and proven true,
So we always know what He would do.

2. Do not weary of well doing,
From the mockery of men,
Jesus, too, was scorned, rejected,
Yet reviled them not again. [Refrain]

3. Though our human courage falters,
At the world’s appalling sin,
It is Jesus we are trusting,
Love divine shall surely win. [Refrain]

4. What to us is fame or treasure,
Though of all we gain control;
This alone shall truly profit:
A redeemed, immortal soul. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7302

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

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First Line: Oft we lose the narrow pathway
Title: What would Jesus do
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon


The Cyber Hymnal #7302
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