The Last Mile of the Way

If I walk in the pathway of duty

Author: Johnson Oatman (1908)
Tune: [If I walk in the pathway of duty]
Published in 56 hymnals

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Full Text

1 If I walk in the pathway of duty,
If I work till the close of the day,
I shall see the great King in His beauty,
When I’ve gone the last mile of the way.

Refrain:
When I’ve gone the last mile of the way,
I will rest at the close of the day;
And I know there are joys that await me,
When I’ve gone the last mile of the way.

2 If for Christ I proclaim the glad story,
If I seek for His sheep gone astray,
I am sure He will show me His glory,
When I’ve gone the last mile of the way. [Refrain]

3 Here the dearest of ties we must sever,
Tears of sorrow are seen every day;
But no sickness, no sighing forever,
When I’ve gone the last mile of the way. [Refrain]

4 And if here I have earnestly striven,
And have tried all His will to obey,
’Twill enhance all the rapture of heaven,
When I’ve gone the last mile of the way. [Refrain]

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If I walk in the pathway of duty
Title: The Last Mile of the Way
Author: Johnson Oatman (1908)
Meter: 10.9.10.9.9.9.10.9
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When I've gone the last mile of the way

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3573
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Timeless Truths #1088
  • The_Last_Mile_of_the_Way.pdf (PDF)
  • The_Last_Mile_of_the_Way.sib (SIB, Scorch)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #3573TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #235
Timeless Truths #1088TextScoreAudio
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