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Wherever you may be, whatever you may see

Wherever you may be, whatever you may see

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [Wherever you may be, whatever you may see]
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 Our God will guide us right, and, walking in the light,
We shall win a crown of glory on that day,
When Jesus calls His own, together round the throne,
Who keep along the middle of the King’s highway.

Refrain:
The King’s highway! the king’s highway!
Oh, turn aside from ev'rything that leads astray!
Our God will guide us right, and walking in the light,
We’ll keep along the middle of the King’s highway.

2 Wherever you may be, whatever you may see
That would lead you into evil, say you "Nay!
I will not turn aside, whatever may betide:
I’ll keep along the middle of the King’s highway. [Refrain]

3 The meadows may be green where "bye-path stile" is seen:
"Turn aside!" the little flowers seem to say,
Be sure you give no heed, they’re trying to mislead;
Just keep along the middle of the King’s highway. [Refrain]

4 For, on enchanted ground, there’s danger all around
And a thousand pleasant voices bid you stay,
With fingers stop your ears, and never mind their jeers;
Just keep along the middle of the King’s highway. [Refrain]

Source: Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #682

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wherever you may be, whatever you may see
Author: Thoro Harris
Refrain First Line: The King's highway, the King's highway

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The Cyber Hymnal #3529
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