What Would Jesus Do Lyrics
Oft we lose the narrow pathway,
As we seek the land of day;
Yet the Master goes before us:
In His steps we find the way.
What would Jesus do?
Make His way the way for you.
In a world of sin and sorrow
He was tried and proven true,
So we always know what He would do.
Do not weary of well doing,
From the mockery of men,
Jesus, too, was scorned, rejected,
Yet reviled them not again.
Though our human courage falters,
At the world's appalling sin,
It is Jesus we are trusting,
Love divine shall surely win.
What to us is fame or treasure,
Though of all we gain control;
This alone shall truly profit:
A redeemed, immortal soul.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "What Would Jesus Do", Francis Foster (Mid 1800's-Early 1900's), was born in Dayton, Virginia, United States and became famous as a musician and composer.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: What Would Jesus Do
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Ina Mae Duley Ogdon (April 3, 1872 to May 18, 1964)
Nationality of Author: American
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Francis Foster (Mid 1800's to Early 1900's)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Oft we lose the narrow pathway, As we seek the land of day"
First Publication Date: 1912