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

Adele M. Harp­er, in Truth in Song (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Cla­ra H. Scott, 1896), num­ber 67, alt.

Brown Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, 1844 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William B. Bradbury (1816–1868)

I am the lifeI am the life,
Oh, gladsome, glorious thought,
The end, the end of mortal strife,
’Tis mine by gift, not bought.

Eternal life, eternal life,
A priceless boon from God;
A precious gift, O joyous life,
’Tis here, ’tis mine, unsought.

O come to Me, the Savior said—
The words of life I give;
I am of life the living bread,
Eat all of ye and live.

I take, I eat the words He spoke
With thankful heart and true;
I feel His love, as thus He broke
The bread for me and you.