Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Thomas Kelly
1769–1855

Words: Tho­mas Kel­ly, in the So­cial Psal­mist (New York, Mark H. New­man, 1843), num­ber 528.

Music: Church Tri­um­phant James W. El­li­ott, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Now let our faith with joy survey
The glories of the latter day;
Its dawn already seems begun,
Sure earnest of the rising sun.

The friends of truth assembled stand,
A chosen, consecrated band,
The emblem of the cross display,
And cry aloud, Behold the way!

Behold the way to Zion’s hill,
Where Israel’s God delights to dwell;
He fixes there His lofty throne,
And calls the sacred place His own.

Behold the way! ye heralds! cry;
Spare not, but lift your voices high;
Convey the sound from shore to shore,
And bid the captive sigh no more.

Auspicious dawn! thy rising ray
With joy we view, and hail the day;
Thou Sun! arise, supremely bright,
And fill the world with purest light.