The Wide, Wide World

They tell me there are dangers, In the path my feet must tread

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [They tell me there are dangers]
Published in 13 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 They tell me there are dangers
In the path my feet must tread;
But they cannot see the glory
That is shining round my head.

Oh, ’tis Jesus leads my footsteps!
He has made my heart His own.
For I would not dare the journey
Thro’ the wide, wide world alone.

2 They tell me life has trials,
And the fairest hopes must flee;
But I trust my all to Jesus,
And I know He cares for me. [Refrain]

3 I know my heart is sinful,
And my love seems all too small;
But if Jesus’ arm is round me,
I shall win and conquer all. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11425

Author: William Cushing

Cushing, William Orcutt , born at Hingham, Massachusetts, Dec. 31, 1823, is the author of the following hymns which appear in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos:— 1. Beautiful valley of Eden. Heaven. 2. Down in the valley with my Saviour I would go. Trusting to Jesus. 3. Fair is the morning land. Heaven. 4. I am resting so sweetly in Jesus now. Rest and Peace in Jesus. 5. I have heard of a land far away. Heaven. 6. O safe to the Rock that is higher than I. The Rock of Ages. 1. Ring the bells of heaven, there is joy today. Heavenly Joy over repenting Sinners. 8. We are watching, we are waiting. Second Advent anticipated. Mr. Cushing has also several additional hymns in some American Sunday School collections… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: They tell me there are dangers, In the path my feet must tread
Title: The Wide, Wide World
Author: William Cushing
Refrain First Line: O, 'tis Jesus leads my footsteps



The Cyber Hymnal #11425
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The Cyber Hymnal #11425

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