My Master’s Way is Best

Sometimes the way is rough and drear

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Sometimes the way is rough and drear]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sometimes the way is rough and drear,
And sorely I’m distressed;
But form this tho’t come so much cheer:
“My Master’s way is best.”

My Master’s way is best,
It leads to joy and rest;
It may be dim, but I’ll follow Him,
Because His way is best.

2 Sometimes a storm sweeps o’er my soul,
And deeply I’m depressed;
But, since no other knows the goal,
My Master’s way is best. [Chorus]

3 I know that soon thro’ all the gloom
Will shine the home-lights blest,
And show tome my “home, sweet home;”
My Master’s way is best. [Chorus]

4 Since I shall meet Him face to face,
If I but stand the test,
I’ll follow, trusting saving grace,
My Master’s way is best. [Chorus]

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #199

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sometimes the way is rough and drear
Title: My Master’s Way is Best
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: My Master's way is best
Copyright: Public Domain



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Kingdom Songs #199

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The Church School Hymnal #164

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