The Two Ways

There are but two ways in life, my friend

Author: Jennie L. Lyall
Tune: [There are but two ways in life]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There are but two ways in life, my friend,
The wrong and the right, the false and the true;
They’re counter to each from end to end,
Save eternity limits the two.

There are but two ways, but two ways in life,
There are but two ways, but two ways in life;
The one leads to glory, and the other leads to death:
Oh, which of the two will you take?

2 There are but two roads in life, my friend,
The straight and narrow, the broad and the plain;
Think well which one you will take, my friend,
You will ne’er travel this way again. [Refrain]

3 The one is beset with foes, my friend,
’Tis full of allurements, but danger is there;
The other leads steadily on, my friend,
To a Heav’n that is bright and fair. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12313

Author: Jennie L. Lyall

Late 19th Century Lyrics: Two Ways, The  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are but two ways in life, my friend
Title: The Two Ways
Author: Jennie L. Lyall
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12313
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Augsburg Songs No. 2 #97

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d305

Gems from Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other Services #d151


The Cyber Hymnal #12313

Exclude 3 pre-1979 instances
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