Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: James Mc­Gra­na­han, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 5, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York; Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1887), num­ber 104 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan
(1840–1907)

Lyrics

Like wandering sheep o’er mountains cold,
Since all have gone astray;
To life and peace within the fold,
How may I find the way?

Refrain

I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life;
No man cometh unto the Father but by Me.
I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life;
No man cometh unto the Father but by Me.

Bewildered oft with doubt and care,
To God I fain would go;
While many cry Lo here! Lo there!
The truth how may I know?

Refrain

To Christ the Way, the Truth, the Life,
I come, no more to roam;
He’ll guide me to my Father’s house,
To my eternal home.

Refrain