[Though the way we journey may be often drear]

[Though the way we journey may be often drear]

Composer: Lewis E. Jones (1906)
Published in 59 hymnals

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Composer: Lewis E. Jones

Lewis Edgar Jones USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Though the way we journey may be often drear]
Composer: Lewis E. Jones (1906)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 56543 55443 47676
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Piano Solo

  • He Hideth My Soul: For the Church Pianist
    Composer/Editor Ralph Manuel
    Published By: Broadman Press (1979) pp. 24


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #731
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #7246
Text: We Shall See the King Some Day
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #6267
Text: 将见我王歌 (Tho' the way we journey maybe)
  • PDF Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #731

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Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #727

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Sacred Selections for the Church #6


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The Cyber Hymnal #7246

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ترانيم الإيمان #352

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