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: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Dan­i­el Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 79.

Music: Stu­dio Ci­ty Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Daniel B. Towner
(1850–1919)

Lyrics

Repent, oh, repent, is the message
That rings from the Gospel today;
The voice is the voice of the Savior,
The Life and the Truth and the Way.

Refrain

Repent, oh, repent and believe Him,
Who offers full pardon today;
’Tis Jesus who bids you receive Him,
There’s no other way but this way.

Now hark to the call of the Master,
Repent, yes, repent and believe;
Come near to the Savior of sinners,
And life everlasting receive.

Refrain

You cannot undo what is over,
Nor make it the same as before;
True penitence grieves o’er the error,
Resolving to do so no more.

Refrain

Repentance will turn from wrongdoing,
To seek out the pathway of right,
And, trusting the mercy of Jesus,
Will walk in His glorious light.

Refrain