The wide, wide world

There are many snares and dangers

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [There are many snares and dangers]
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1 There are many snares and dangers
That beset my feet untried
Ere I reach the golden city
Just beyond the swelling tide;
But my Saviour walks beside me
Thro’ the desert wilds unknown,
For I never dare to journey
In this wide, wide world alone.

2 O, I seek a better country—
‘Tis so weary waiting here!
But thro’ all the toilsome journey
I can feel His presence near.
Day by day the path grows brighter
Upward leading to His throne;
Jesus will not leave His pilgrim
In this wide, wide world alone.

3 Take the Saviour for thy comrade,
Let thy heart on Him be stayed;
He will never leave thee lonely,
He will give thee strength and aid.
Christ will dwell with thee forever,
Make thy heart His royal throne;
Child of grief, why wilt thou wander
Thro’ this wide, wide world alone?

Source: The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #70

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

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First Line: There are many snares and dangers
Title: The wide, wide world
Author: Thoro Harris
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #70

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