You Ask Me To Leave The Broad Roadway Of


You ask me to leave the broad roadway of sin,
And turn from the wrong to the right,
So I have resolved a new life to begin,
And start for the Kingdom tonight!

Refrain:
I’ll start, I’ll start
I’ll start for the Kingdom tonight!
God helping me now I will take the first step,
And start for the Kingdom tonight.

Too dearly and long I have loved this poor world,
And wasted the years in their flight,
‘Tis time I should leave all the sins of my life;
I’ll start for the Kingdom tonight! [Refrain]

The pleasures of earth have engrossed all my tho’ts,
The pleasures of sense and of sight;
Too long I’ve neglected, alas! my poor soul;
I’ll start for the Kingdom tonight! [Refrain]

No longer I’ll walk in the broad way of sin,
And close my poor heart to the light;
If Christ will receive me, my all I will yield;
And start for the Kingdom tonight! [Refrain]