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: George Smith, cir­ca 1835. Smith wrote these words while serv­ing a pas­tor­ate in Ply­mouth, Eng­land.

Music: Ga­le­na The Sab­bath Hymn and Tune Book, ed­it­ed by Lo­well Ma­son, Ed­wards A. Park & Aus­tin Phelps (New York: Ma­son Bro­thers, 1859), page 273 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Smith (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Thou art, O Christ, the way:
Thyself reveal to me;
And let me humbly, day by day,
Live, move and walk in Thee.

Thou art the truth divine:
Its fullness may I see;
Believe, and find the promise mine—
The truth shall make you free.

Thou art the life of God;
By Thee the dying live:
In me diffuse Thyself abroad,
And life eternal give.

Thus, by Thyself, the Way,
I to the Father come;
Led by the Truth, I cannot stray:
The Life and I are one.