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The Last Mile of the Way
Words by Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Music by William Edie Marks

Matthew 16:27
"For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels;
and then he shall reward every man according to his works."

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PLEASE NOTE - ONLY THE CHORUS IS IN OUR HYMNAL

          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.

            Chorus
            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.

          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.

            Chorus
            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.

          Here the dearest of ties we must sever,
          Tears of sorrow are seen ev'ry day;
          But no sickness, no sighing forever,
          When I’ve gone the last mile of the way.

            Chorus
            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.

          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.

            Chorus
            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.


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