Where are they going

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1. Where are they going these swift, restless feet?
Where are they bearing the crowd that we meet?
Here, and now there they pass quickly along;
Which way will they carry the fast, changing throng?

2. Where are they going? on missions of love,
Spreading the tidings of Jesus above?
Bearing some one who will gladly repeat
Stories of mercy, so wondrously sweet?

3. Where are they going? two paths lie before,
One or the other we all must pass o'er;
Broad one of death that is crowded today
Narrow, of life, has but few on the way.

4. Where are they going? O say, little one,
Over which way will thy tender feet run?
Life's journey starting, with steps all ahead
Where are they going? which path will you tread?

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #115

Author: Ella E. Miles

Miles, Ella Elizabeth. (Athol, Massachusetts, March 24, 1855--December 29, 1914, Holden, Mass.) Advent Christian. Daughter of W.W. Boyden and wife of James A. Miles, she began writing poems and hymns at the age of fifteen. Many of them appeared in early hymn books of her church. --Moses C. Crouse, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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