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: Jes­sie B. Pounds, in Hymns for Tod­ay (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Mu­sic, 1920).

Music: From Bap­tiste, (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jessie B. Pounds
1861–1921

Lyrics

O Life in whom is life indeed,
Through whom our best desires are freed,
Stir Thou that life in us, we plead;
We come to Thee, we come to Thee!

Refrain

We come to Thee, we come to Thee,
We come to Thee, we come to Thee.

O Light beyond men’s highest thought,
Beyond all wisdom seers have wrought,
Ne’er yet that light in vain was sought;
We come to Thee, we come to Thee!

Refrain

O Good beyond the dreams of men,
Who makest stained lives white again,
Thou Christ, bestow Thy pureness when
We come to Thee, we come to Thee!

Refrain