Es sind zween Weg (Two Paths There Are)

DESCRIPTION: Amish hymn in German.. "Es sind zween Weg in diset Zeit, Der ein ist schmall, der ander weitt." "There are two ways in these times. One [way] is narrow, the other wide. The one who follows the narrow road is despised by everyone."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1742 (Amish Ausbund, #125, according to Korson-PennLegends)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad foreignlanguage travel
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Korson-PennLegends, p. 155, "Es sind zween Weg (Two Paths There Are)" (1 short German text plus not-very-literal translation, 1 tune)
NOTES: A clear allusion to Matthew 7:13 (or the parallel in Luke 13:24), "Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it." - RBW
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File: KPL155A

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