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). Pub­lished in Bright­est and Best, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1875), num­ber 74.

W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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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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