Scripture Verse

I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. John 14:6


Charles C. Case (1843–1918)

Words: Ma­ry E. Ser­voss, 1878.

Music: Bur­sa Charles C. Case, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ser­voss (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


I am coming, gentle Sav­ior,
Take me firmly by the hand;
Keep me in the narrow pathway,
Leading to the heavenly land;
For my feet have oft been straying
In forbidden paths of sin,
And from Thee my heart has wandered;
Make me, keep me pure within.

I am coming, gentle Sav­ior,
Coming quickly unto Thee;
For I hear Thy sweet voice calling,
Oh, poor sinner, come to Me!
And I know that Thou art mighty,
Thou canst wash me free from sin;
Take my heart, O Lord, and cleanse it,
And for­ev­er dwell within.

I am coming, gentle Sav­ior,
I have naught but love to bring,
Save a heart both weak and sinful,
But to Thee, my all, I cling;
Naught to bring, but Thou hast called me,
Thy great love is all my plea,
All the world I leave behind me,
And to Thy dear arms I flee.