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] (Melly)
Published in 14 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

Rv William Orcutt Cushing USA 1823-1902. Born at Hingham, MA, he read the Bible as a teenager and became a follower of the Orthodox Christian school of thought. At age 18 he decided to become a minister, following in his parents theology. His first pastorate was at the Christian Church, Searsburg, NY. He married Hena Proper in 1854. She was a great help to him throughout his ministry. He ministered at several NY locations over the years, including Searsburg, Auburn, Brookley, Buffalo, and Sparta. Hena died in 1870, and he returned to Searsburg, again serving as pastor there. Working diligently with the Sunday school, he was dearly beloved by young and old. Soon after, he developed a creeping paralysis that caused him to lose his… 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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, 'tis Jesus leads my footsteps
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11425
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