Destructions dangerous roadAuthor: John Newton
Tune: STRAIT GATE
Published in 46 hymnals
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1 Destruction's dangerous road
What multitudes pursue!
While that which leads the soul to God,
Is know or sought by few.
2 Believes find the way
Through Christ the living gate;
But those who hate this holy way
Complain it is too strait.
3 If self must be denied,
And sin no more caressed,
They rather choose the way that's wide,
And strive to think it best.
4 Encompassed by a throng,
On numbers they depend;
They say so many can't be wrong,
And miss a happy end.
5 But hear the Savior's word,
"Strive for the heavenly gate,
many will call upon the Lord,
And find their cries too late."
6 Obey the gospel call
And enter while you may;
The flock of Christ is always small,
And none are safe but they.
7 Lord, open sinners' eyes,
Their awful state to see;
And make them, ere the storm arise,
To thee for safety flee.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
|Instances (1 - 1 of 1)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #9371||Destruction's Dangerous Road||Destruction’s dangerous road||STRAIT GATE||John Newton||SM||<cite>Olney Hymns</cite> (London: W. Oliver, 1779)|