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The hills of life which you must climb

The hills of life which you must climb

Author: Charles A. Tindley (1901)
Tune: The Lord will make the way
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

1. The hills of life which you must climb,
Each moment, day by day,
Are rough; the path is hard to find,
But God will make the way.

The Lord will make the way,
The Lord will make the way,
If you can only trust and wait,
The Lord will make the way.

2. Although your progress may be poor,
But if you watch and pray,
Whatever else, of this I'm sure,
The Lord will make the way.

3. To do your duty here below,
And be just what you say,
May not be easy, but you know
The Lord will make the way.

4. But when you find you can't do more,
Your plans must all delay,
The promise comes just as before,
The Lord will make the way.

5. When comforts of this world are few,
And friends are far away,
Remember always this is true,
The Lord will make the way.

6. When hard and heavy is your load,
And not a single ray
Of light is shining on the road,
Just wait; there'll be a way.

7. Sometimes the tempter tries his plans,
To make you go astray,
But keep your hand in Jesus' hand,
And he will lead the way.

8. And when the dreary road you tread,
Which leads to endless day,
O praise the Lord, there'll be no dread,
For Christ will be the way.

Source: Soul Echoes: A Collection of Songs for Religious Meetings, No. 2 #24

Author: Charles A. Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. Together they had eight children, some of whom would later assist him with the publication of his hymns. Tindley was largely self-taught throughout his lifetime. He learned to read mostly on his own. After he and Daisy moved to Philadelphia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The hills of life which you must climb
Author: Charles A. Tindley (1901)
Refrain First Line: The Lord will make the way
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: Copyright, 1901, by C.A. Tindley