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The Lord knoweth the way

The mountain path is rough and steep

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The mountain-path is rough and steep]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The mountain-path is rough and steep,
The Lord knoweth the way;
His mighty arm my steps will keep,
The Lord knoweth the way;
And while I in his love abide,
And ev’ry need to him confide,
He says my feet shall never slide,
The Lord knoweth the way.

He’ll walk beside me,
He’ll gently guide me,
My Saviour knoweth the way;
Oh, let me to his hand cling fast
Till earthly ills are overpast,
And I shall reach his home at last,
The Lord knoweth the way.

2 Thro’ sunshine bright or shadows dim,
The Lord knoweth the way;
I’ll leave the planning all to him,
The Lord knoweth the way;
Amid the windings of the road,
He’ll choose the course, he’ll lift the load,
And lead me to his blessed side,
The Lord knoweth the way. [Refrain]

3 I’ll follow still the blood-stained track,
The Lord knoweth the way;
And “no good thing” my soul shall lack,
The Lord knoweth the way;
Then up and on, from vale to hill,
Surrendered to my Saviour’s will,
His blessed purpose he’ll fulfill,
The Lord knoweth the way. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #94

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The mountain path is rough and steep
Title: The Lord knoweth the way
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: He'll walk beside me



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Bright Melodies #94

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #94

The New Living Hymns No. 2 #d339

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