Nursery Rhymes

What Would Jesus Do

What Would Jesus Do Lyrics and Music

The reverent words and lyrics of the illustrious hymn begin with "Oft we lose the narrow pathway, As we seek the land of day" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "What Would Jesus Do" hymn were written by its American author Ina Mae Duley Ogdon. The author of the hymn, Ina Mae Duley Ogdon, was born on April 3, 1872 and died on May 18, 1964. The invigorating music that accompanies the "What Would Jesus Do" song of praise was composed by Francis Foster The composer of the music to the "What Would Jesus Do" hymn, Francis Foster, was born on Mid 1800's and died on Early 1900's. We have placed "What Would Jesus Do" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the glorifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and classic church hymn.

What Would Jesus Do Hymn
Title: What Would Jesus Do *** Name of Composer: Francis Foster *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Ina Mae Duley Ogdon *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the rousing words of the "What Would Jesus Do" lyrics, Ina Mae Duley Ogdon (April 3, 1872-May 18, 1964), was born in Rossville, Illinois, United States and achieved fame as a teacher and hymn writer.

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

Though our human courage falters,
At the world's appalling sin,
It is Jesus we are trusting,
Love divine shall surely win.

Refrain

What to us is fame or treasure,
Though of all we gain control;
This alone shall truly profit:
A redeemed, immortal soul.

Refrain

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

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