Scripture Verse

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


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

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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.


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.


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.