Happy on the way

This is the way I long have sought And mourned

Author: John Cennick
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 This is the way I long have sought
Glory, Hallelujah!
And mourned because I found it not,
Praise ye the Lord!

Praise the Lord, O, my soul!
Glory, Hallelujah!
Praise the Lord, O, my soul!
Praise ye the Lord!

2 The way the Holy Prophets went,
The road that leads to banishment. [Chorus]

3 This day my soul has caught new fire,
I feel that heaven is drawing nigher. [Chorus]

4 This war is all my soul’s delight,
I love the thickest of the fight. [Chorus]

5 The hottest fire has just begun,
And who will stand and never run? [Chorus]

6 We’ll tell to sinners all around,
What a dear Saviour we have found. [Chorus]

7 I have the witness now within,
The blood now cleanseth from all sin. [Chorus]

8 O, hallelujah to the Lamb!
He makes and keeps me what I am. [Chorus]

Source: Gold Tried in the Fire: suitable for church, Sunday school, revival meetings, missionary and rescue work #195

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This is the way I long have sought And mourned
Title: Happy on the way
Author: John Cennick
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Gold Tried in the Fire #195

Revival Hymns #d85

Revival Hymns #d96

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Revival Hymns (Rev. ed.) #34

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The Chorus #135

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The Highway Hymnal #108

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