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

Samuel S. Fisher (1832-1874); appeared in Brightest and Best, edited by Robert Lowry & W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1875), number 74.

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W. Howard Doane (1832-1915)

Come, brother, Jesus saith,
I am the way;
Here find the heav’nly path;
I am the way;
Earth, sin and sorrow flee,
Glory and gladness see,
Let Me your pattern be;
I am the way.

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I am the way, I am the way,
Let Me your pattern be,
I am the way.

Here rest, then, troubled heart,
I am the truth;
Peace let My word impart;
I am the truth;
Sin’s heavy debt is paid,
No more shall doubt pervade,
Bright hopes shall never fade;
I am the truth.

Refrain

Fear not the gloomy vale;
I am the life;
My word can never fail;
I am the life;
And tho’ the night come on,
Soon all the shades be gone,
Soon will the morning dawn;
I am the life.

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