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We Know the Paths

We know the paths wherein our feet should press

Author: John Drinkwater
Tune: OVERLOOK PARK
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: John Drinkwater

Although born in Leytonstone, East London, in 1882, Drinkwater spent much of his younger life in Oxfordshire. His father was a master at a good school in Leytonstone, who gave up teaching to go on the stage. He took his young son with him in his early days, and he met many famous actors. However, when he was about 9 years old, Drinkwater was sent to Oxford High School, where he spent his term time living with his paternal grandfather, an ironmonger who traded out of Cornhill, Oxford. The grandfather’s family, mainly based in Oxfordshire, were, before the advent of the railway, providing public transport by way of stage coaches from London to Oxford, and from Oxford to Banbury and Warwick. During the school holidays, Drinkwater staye… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We know the paths wherein our feet should press
Title: We Know the Paths
Author: John Drinkwater
Language: English
Notes: Starting with stanza 2 of the hymn: Lord, not for light in darkness do we pray

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

The Churches of God Hymnal. #d573

The Hymnal #264

The New Hymnal for American Youth #187

The New Hymnal for American Youth #187

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