Scripture Verse

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


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: George L. Squier, 1907.

Music: Be­ati­tu­do John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


O Christ, the way, the truth, the life,
Show me the liv­ing way,
That in the tu­mult and the strife,
I may not go as­tray.

Teach me Thy truth, O Christ, my light,
The truth that makes me free
That in the dark­ness and the night,
My trust shall be in Thee.

The life that Thou alone canst give,
Impart in love to me,
That I may in Thy pre­sence live,
And ev­er be like Thee.