Scripture Verse

I am the way and the truth and the life.@John 14:6

Introduction

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George Herbert
(1593–1632)

Words: George Her­bert, from his po­em The Call, pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in The Tem­ple 1633.

Music: The Call Ralph Vaugh­an Will­iams, Five Mys­tic­al Songs 1911. Adapt­ed by E. Ha­rold Greer (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ralph Vaughan Williams
(1872–1958)

Lyrics

Come, my way, my truth, my life:
Such a way as gives us breath;
Such a truth as ends all strife,
Such a life as killeth death.

Come, my light, my feast, my strength:
Such a light as shows a feast,
Such a feast as mends in length,
Such a strength as makes his guest.

Come, my joy, my love, my heart:
Such a joy as none can move,
Such a love as none can part,
Such a heart as joys in love.