Scripture Verse

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Psalm 121:8

Introduction

Words: Ro­bert S. Wal­ker, in the Im­prove­ment Era, vol­ume 23, num­ber 7 (Salt Lake Ci­ty, Utah: Ge­ne­ral Board Y.M.M.I.A., 1920), page 1007.

Music: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, The Gos­pel Way (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1923), num­ber 165 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wal­ker (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Anthony J. Showalter (1858–1924)

Lyrics

I know the way I go—
That leads me on o’er rug­ged height,
’Neath threat’n­ing clouds that bear no light,
Down thru the depths of dark­est night,
This com­mon way I go,
This com­mon way I go.

I know the path I tread—
Its pierc­ing stones make bleed­ing feet,
Its wind­ings lead thru scorch­ing heat,
The tempt­er rude oft here I meet,
On this lone path I tread,
On this lone path I tread.

I know the road that’s mine—
The pil­grim’s foot­prints that I see,
All lead­ing on to vic­to­ry,
Are sign­boards left for guid­ing me,
On this rough road of mine,
On this rough road of mine.

I know my Fa­ther’s road—
He leaves me not alone to go,
For o’er this road His com­forts flow,
And on the way His bless­ings blow,
On this my Fa­ther’s road,
On this my Fa­ther’s road.