Why do you linger, why do you stay,
In the broad road, that most dangerous way-
While right before you, narrow and strait,
Is the bright pathway to heaven’s pearly gate?
Narrow and strait, . . . narrow and strait . .
Is the bright pathway to heaven’s pearly gate.
Do you find pleasures lasting and pure
In the gay scenes that the thoughtless allure-
While your Redeemer, with love so great,
Points to the way that is narrow and strait?
Come, then, beloved, no longer stay:
Leave the broad highway, oh, leave it to-day!
Make your decision – -ho, do no wait!
Take thou the pathway so narrow and strait!