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1975. The Good Old Way

1. We are going forth with our staff in hand,
Thro’ a desert wild in a stranger land;
But our faith is bright and our hope is strong,
And the Good Old Way is our pilgrim song.

Refrain
’Tis the Good Old Way, by our fathers trod;
’Tis the way of life, and it leadeth unto God;
’Tis the only path to the realms of day;
We are going home in the Good Old Way.

2. There are foes without, there are foes within;
They would turn us back to the path of sin;
We will stop our ears to the words they say,
While we onward press in the Good Old Way. [Refrain]

3. In the blissful hour of communion sweet,
Let us come with joy to the Mercy-seat;
O we love to sing, and we love to pray,
And we bless the Lord for the Good Old Way. [Refrain]

4. On the brink of time when we stand at last,
When our sun has set, and our work is past;
When we bid farewell to our mortal clay,
We will praise the Lord for the Good Old Way. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We are going forth with our staff in hand
Title: The Good Old Way
Author: Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby (1889)
Language: English
Source: Select Gems, by W. H. Doane and Robert Lowry (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: American Baptist Publication Society, 1889), number 5
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Compare to "Walking in the Good Old Way."
Tune Information
Name: [We are going forth with our staff in hand]
Composer: William Howard Doane
Incipit: 32155 17622 21712
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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