This life is hard to understand, The way is narrow and steep

Author: J. B. Coats
Tune: [This life is hard to understand]
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 This life is hard to understand,
The way is narrow and steep;
But God is on the mountain top,
So I'll just travel and weep.

Yes, sometime we'll meet again to part no more, nevermore,
Sometimes there will be no goodbye;
Not far away on heaven's shore,
No heartbreak will cause me to cry;
Again we'll be together to live and sin forever,
A song that's sweeter far than we know;
We'll understand ev'rything each mystery will be plain,
That causes heartache, heartache below.

2 There is a land as bright as day,
'Tis waiting not far ahead;
But I must lose this flesh and blood,
I look for death without dread. [Refrain]

3 My sorrow, then, is sweet to me,
If for Christ's sake on I go;
But when I lose a precious friend,
It causes teardrops to flow. [Refrain]

Source: Melodies of Love #8

Author: J. B. Coats

J.B. Coats was born on April 6, 1901, in Summerland, Mississippi. He attended the schools of his area and was both a student and lover of music all his life...His formal education was continued with study at Mississippi Southern College and Louisiana State University. He also studied music with Julius Rishing, J.E. and Alvis O. Thomas and T.B. Mosley. When just a lad about fourteen, he began teaching music classes and conducting evangelistic singing. Mr. Coats was a teacher in public schools most of his life...He was the composer of many loved gospel songs with "Where Could I Go" haveing been printed and sung most widely. Others of his outstanding songs are "A Wonderful Place", "My Soul Shall Live On", "I'm Winging My Way Back Home", and "T… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This life is hard to understand, The way is narrow and steep
Title: Sometime
Author: J. B. Coats
Refrain First Line: Sometime we'll meet to part no more
Publication Date: 1954
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1954.



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Melodies of Love #8

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