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Broad is the Road that leads to Death,

Few saved: or, The almost Christian, the Hypocrite, and Apostate.

Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
Broad is the Road that leads to Death,
And thousands walk together there;
But Wisdom shews a narrower Path,
With here and there a Traveller.


Windham 38b, Stanza 1

The Road to Life and Death (Windham) 38b, Stanza 1
2
“Deny thyself, and take thy Cross;”
Is the Redeemer’s great Command!
Nature must count her Gold but Dross,
If she would gain this heav’nly Land.


Windham 38b, Stanza 2

The Road to Life and Death (Windham) 38b, Stanza 2
3
The fearful Soul, that tires and faints,
And walks the Ways of GOD no more,
Is but esteem’d almost a Saint,
And makes his own Destruction sure.


Windham 38b, Stanza 3

The Road to Life and Death (Windham) 38b, Stanza 3
4
LORD, let not all my Hopes be vain;
Create my Heart entirely new;
Which Hypocrites could ne’er attain:
Which false Apostates never knew.


Windham 38b, Stanza 4

The Road to Life and Death (Windham) 38b, Stanza 4

Watts, Isaac. Hymns and Spiritual Songs: In Three Books. 1773 ed. London: S. Strahan et. al., 1773.