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Some heart has gone this way before

Though rough may be thy path and long

Author: R. Horatio Hardin
Tune: [Tho' rough may be thy path, and long]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Tho’ rough may be thy path, and long,
Remember! that with grief as sore,
And burdens larger far than thine,
Some heart has gone this way before.

Trust then in Christ! His arm will guide
Each faithful one thro’ Jordan’s tide;
Hope on! the race will soon be past
And victory will come at last.

2. Tho’ dark may be the gath’ring night;
Tho’ loud and long the storm may roar;
Take courage! thou art not the first,
Some heart has gone this way before. [Refrain]

3. Some heart has gone this way before,
Some feet have scaled this dizzy height;
Some yearning eyes have pierced the gloom,
And seen the dawn of Heaven’s light. [Refrain]

4. So thou, dear pilgrim, too, canst go;
Some day thy trials will be o’er;
For unto rest and peace beyond,
Some heart has gone this way before. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6205

Author: R. Horatio Hardin

Late 19th Century  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though rough may be thy path and long
Title: Some heart has gone this way before
Author: R. Horatio Hardin
Refrain First Line: Trust then in Christ, His arm will guide



The Cyber Hymnal #6205
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The Cyber Hymnal #6205

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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