I’m Walking in the King’s Highway

The highway of the King is free

Author: Rev. Geo. P. Hott
Tune: [The highway of the King is free]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The highway of the King is free,
The lowly and the rich are there;
The welcome is to you and me,
The beauty of the way to share.
Companionship divinely sweet,
In harmony ascends our song;
We’ll rest, beyond, our weary feet,
And join the everlasting throng.

Refrain:
I’m walking in the King’s highway,
I’m walking in the King’s highway,
With Jesus my Companion, Friend,
I’m walking in the King’s highway.

2 I’m walking in the King’s highway,
In robes made white in blood divine;
And lest my feet should ever stray,
I firmly press my hand in Thine.
Forget me not, my Saviour, Friend,
Nor leave me to the cold world’s frown;
While life shall last, till days shall end,
With Thee alway I would be found. [Refrain]

3 Secure from sin’s delusive smile,
I rest my heard upon Thy breast;
I walk the way with Thee the while,
Awaiting soon the heav’nly rest.
Nor pain, nor strife, nor sorrow’s wound,
Nor anguish deep, when life is driven
By storm ashoal, shall e’er be found,
To mar my higher hope of heav’n. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 4 #224

Author: Rev. Geo. P. Hott

20th Century Hott, a minister in the United Brethren Church, was Principal of Shenandoah Collegiate Institute (now Shenandoah University), Winchester, Virginia (1887-96). His works include: Christ the Teacher (Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Publishing House, 1900) --www.hymntime.com… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The highway of the King is free
Title: I’m Walking in the King’s Highway
Author: Rev. Geo. P. Hott
Refrain First Line: I’m walking in the King’s highway
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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