I Haven't Gone Down

I haven't gone down in the paths of sin
Not outwardly obvious my footfall's been

I haven't gone down in the paths of sin
Not outwardly obvious my footfall's been
But my soul in secret's visited there
Imagined it all if I but dare


I haven't gone down in the paths of sin
But that's not true for 'tis there I've been
By hankering after forbidden ways
The paths have been visited many days


That narrow way has seemed narrower still
A heavy burden to do God's will
And joy has sunk into despair
Because my heart has wandered there

~ Jenny Daniel