Scripture Verse

Narrow is the way which leadeth unto life. Matthew 7:14


James Rowe

Words: James Rowe, in Truth and Hope No. 2, ed­it­ed by George W. Ba­con (Hud­son, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1920).

Music: Len­nard B. Re­gis­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

This song has been co­vered by Por­ter Wa­gon­er, the Black­wood Bro­thers, and Ralph Stan­ley, among others.

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Re­gis­ter (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


I’ve heard of a land of joy and peace
And wonderful light;
A beautiful place of mansions fair
And skies ever bright;
Where all who believe the Savior dear,
Forever shall stay,
And having been saved by grace divine,
I’m going that way.


I’m going that way, I’m going that way;
And Jesus the Savior I adore
Is with me each day;
I’m clinging to Him, and never to stray,
Yes, singing His praises all day long,
I’m going that way.

The glorious news I tell and sing,
As onward I go;
That those who are still astray in sin
My Savior may know;
I want them to sing His praise above,
Some beautiful day,
For glory to Him who died for me,
I’m going that way.


I know I shall meet Him at the gate,
When trials are past,
I know I shall meet Him face to face
In glory at last;
And, oh, I believe that when we meet
Well done He will say,
For trusting His soul redeeming love,
I’m going that way.