Journey Notes Index

We are all set up for the Lenten pilgrimage – 2024!  Start with Neander on the Path on Ash Wednesday, continue to the next post each day until Easter. Come join us on the journey, and Follow the Path!

Cross Labyrinth Journey Notes are notes about notes for notes.  They are short devotions (notes) about hymns (which contain notes!) selected to accompany the devotions (the original notes) in the book A Labyrinth Pilgrimage, A Pilgrim Journey to the Foot of the Cross, by C. A. Radke. While the pilgrimage can be taken at any time, the outline for the journey is especially well suited to the Easter cycle of the church calendar.  Introductory materials should be completed in the days leading to Ash Wednesday. Then, by starting with Day 1 on Ash Wednesday and following the daily devotions throughout the season of Lent, the journey arrives at the center of The Cross Labyrinth and the foot of the cross on Easter Sunday. There are themes for each week and titles for each day.

This page includes a table to help connect all of the devotions and hymns together.  We hope that it will be a useful resource for pilgrims who choose to Follow the Path!

Preparation for the Journey

Day Labyrinth Pilgrimage Journey Note Hymn
Greetings, Pilgrims!; The Reason for the Journey; Point of Entry; and A Path to Follow
Introduction Matching the Meter of “The Wondrous Cross” When I Survey the Wondrous Cross


1  In the Beginning Neander on the Path Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
2 Days of Creation An Ordered Path O Lord and Father of Mankind
3 Poetry of Creation A Beautiful Path All Things Bright and Beautiful
4 It Was Good Steps in the Right Direction Thou Hidden Love of God
5 Walking with God Walking with God In the Garden


6 The Attraction of Creation More than Natural For the Beauty of the Earth
7 The Forbidden Fruit Learning the Limits Sweet Hour of Prayer
8 The Mysterious and Beguiling Creature Mysteries All O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee
9 In Spite of All Warning Loved in Every Way Jesus, Lover of My Soul
10 Together in Hiding, but All Alone Recognized by God Just As I Am
11 Cast Out, but Never Abandoned Love at Every Turn Abide with Me
12 Peace in Promise A Rescue Mission Rescue the Perishing

The Human Condition

13 Honoring God in His Way The Path Which Honors Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow
14 Honoring God in Our Way Another Path A Charge to Keep I Have
15 Relationships Gone Awry A Path to Share Jesus, Lord, We Look to Thee
16 Action and Reaction Reactions on the Journey Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart
17 A Habit of Decay Habits of Life Nothing Between
18 In the Calm After the Storm Fearfully Comforted Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
19 Peace in Promise Reminders on the Journey O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

People of God’s Choosing

20 Choosing Abraham The Call Is Reason Enough Forth in Thy Name, O Lord
21 Choosing Rebekah God’s Chosen Path Give to the Winds Thy Fears
22 Choosing Israel Sufficient Need I Need Thee Every Hour
23 Choosing Moses Holy Ground on God’s Path Have Thine Own Way, Lord
24 Choosing Joshua The Every Day Path See the Morning Sun Ascending
25 Choosing David The Way for God’s Anointed Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
26 Peace in Promise Purpose on the Path Forward Through the Ages

Division and Demise

27 A Family Divided A Family of Pilgrims O Spirit of the Living God
28 A Nation Divided A Path for the Nations Savior of the Nations, Come
29 Protection Protection Along the Path A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
30 Peril Strong to Save Eternal Father, Strong to Save
31 Destruction Detours – Paths of Destruction God of the Ages
32 Prophecy The Path Foretold If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee
33 Peace in Promise Patterns on the Path Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

The Savior Comes

34 Something to Ponder Pondering the Ordinary Steps Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
35 Good Tidings of Great Joy Paths Where Angels Tread Heralds of Christ
36 Safe Journey Paths to Safety O Worship the King
37 Safe Return The Path Home O Thou Who Camest from Above
38 Growing in Grace Path of Enduring Grace All People That on Earth Do Dwell
39 Celebration of Love Love Is the Journey O Perfect Love
40 Peace in Promise A Joyous Journey Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know

Overcoming Every Challenge

41 Challenge of Hunger Path of Hunger O Love, How Deep
42 Challenge of Fame Path of Humility To God Be the Glory
43 Challenge of Power Path to the Kingdom What a Friend We Have in Jesus
44 Challenge of Priests A Path Unfair Are Ye Able
45 Challenge of Kings Pathway of The King Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
46 Challenge of Death Low Point on the Path Low in the Grave
47 Victory of Life The Path Ends; Life Begins Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

May the Lord be with you always.

Grace and peace,
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