Show Me the Path of Life

There is a straight and narrow path

Author: Asa Hull
Tune: [There is a straight and narrow path]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a straight and narrow path
That leads to joys above;
Where free from sin, and fear, and wrath,
The air is filled with love.

Chorus:
Show me the path of life,
Show me the path of life;
Show me the path of life,
That I may walk therein;
Show me the path of life,
That I may walk therein.

2 Amid earth’s tumult and its strife,
Amid its toil and care,
How few will seek the path of life,
And less do enter there. [Chorus]

3 The eager throng is pressing on;
With breathless haste they fly
From toy to toy, till life is gone,
And then for mercy cry. [Chorus]

4 Help me, O Lord, the path to shun,
That leads to endless woe;
Though broad the road that many run,
The narrow way I’d go. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #146

Author: Asa Hull

Asa Hull USA 1828-1907. Born in Keene, NY, he became a music publisher in New York City. He married Emma F Atherton, and they had a daughter, Harriett. He wrote many tunes and authored temperance rallying songs. He published 33 works, of which 21 were songbooks, between 1863-1895. He died in Philadelphia, PA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a straight and narrow path
Title: Show Me the Path of Life
Author: Asa Hull
Refrain First Line: Show me the path of life
Copyright: Public Domain

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Garlands of Praise #20b

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d122

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Gospel Praise Book. #146

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Jewels of Praise #82

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