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: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795).

Music: Boyl­ston Lo­well Ma­son, The Choir, or Un­ion Col­lect­ion of Church Mu­sic 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Lyrics

My few revolving years,
How swift they glide away!
How short the term of life appears,
When past—but as a day!

A dark and cloudy day,
Clouded by grief and sin;
A host of enemies without,
Distressing fears within.

Lord, through another year
If Thou permit my stay,
With diligence may I pursue
The true and living way.