Sunday, July 20, 2008

One Week to Go!

As I enter my last week of studying and since today's Sunday, I thought this tune by Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers might be appropriate - The Last Mile of the Way (complete lyrics below video):



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.

Refrain:
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.

Here the dearest of ties we must sever,
Tears of sorrow are seen every day;
But no sickness, no sighing forever,
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.

2 comments:

Sam's Neph said...

Always a classic, always a pleasure to hear. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of yourself.

Erik Greene
Author, “Our Uncle Sam: The Sam Cooke Story From His Family's Perspective”
www.OurUncleSam.com

Belloc said...

Thanks so much for dropping by, Erik! I look forward to reading your book about your uncle. Sam Cooke has always been one of my favourites! :)