There's a straight road to heaven

There's a straight road to heaven

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [There's a straight road to Heaven]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a straight road to Heaven,
Come and start today,
Lo! the path lies before you,
‘Tis a narrow way,
There’ll be light in the valley,
As you pass along,
For the Lord will be with you,
Praise His name with song!

Refrain:
Come and start today,
Come and start today,
Lo! the path lies before you,
‘Tis a narrow way.

2 There’s a straight road to Heaven,
Do not turn aside,
Let your heart never falter,
In His love abide,
Travel on with rejoicing,
Seek the things before
Crown of joy, palms of vict’ry,
Wait on Eden’s shore. [Refrain]

3 There’s a straight road to Heaven,
Just the good old way,
Leading up to the city,
Of eternal day,
Where the angels are singing,
On that shining shore,
“To the King in His beauty,
Praise forevermore.” [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #35

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a straight road to heaven
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Come and start today
Copyright: Public Domain

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextAudioPage Scan

Uplifted Voices #35

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.