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: T. C. Hor­ton, in New Soul Win­ning Songs, by Pe­ter Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1926), num­ber 22.

Music: All­gäu Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Hor­ton’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Peter P. Bilhorn
1865–1936

Lyrics

Thus saith the Lord, I am the way,
For sinful men lost, and astray,
Who’ve wandered from the narrow path
And brought upon them righteous wrath.

Refrain

Rejoice! Rejoice! the way is clear.
Give God the praise, for Christ is here.
Accept Him now, for Truth is He,
And live thro’ all eternity.

Thus saith the Lord, I am the truth,
I loved thee from thy days of youth,
I suffered, bled and died for thee,
That thou might’st live eternally.

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Thus saith the Lord, I am the life,
I came to save the world from strife,
I am the life, the truth, the way,
Whoever will, may come today.

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Thus saith the Lord, I am the door,
With heart of love, I thee implore,
Come enter in, the door swings wide;
I am thy Lord, once crucified.

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