Scripture Verse

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


Words: Ce­cil F. Al­ex­an­der, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875.

Music: St. Phil­ip and St. James James Lan­gran, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Cecil F. Alexander


There is one way, and only one,
Out of our gloom, and sin, and care,
To that far land where shines no sun
Because the face of God is there.

There is one truth, the truth of God,
That Christ came down from Heav’n to show,
One life that His redeeming blood
Has won for all His saints below.

The lore from Philip once concealed,
We know its fullness now in Christ;
In Him the Father is revealed,
And all our longing is sufficed.

And still unwavering faith holds sure
The words that James wrote sternly down;
Except we labor and endure,
We cannot win the heavenly crown.

O way divine, through gloom and strife,
Bring us Thy Father’s face to see;
O heav’nly truth, O precious life,
At last, at last, we rest in Thee.