Broad is the road that leads to death
1. Broad is the road that leads to death
And thousands walk together there,
But wisdom shows a narrow path,
With here and there a traveler.
2. "Deny thyself, and take thy cross,"
Is the Redeemer's great command;
Nature must count her gold but dross,
If she would gain the heav'nly land.
3. The hypocrite, who tires and faints,
And walks the way of God no more,
Is but esteemed almost a saint,
And finds his own destruction sure.
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.