Scripture Verse

I am the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6

Introduction

Words: H. O. De­vah, in Prais­es, ed­it­ed by Ed­win O. Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: E. O. Ex­cell, 1905), num­ber 14.

Music: Will­iam E. Marks (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know De­vah’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Marks, would you ?

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William E. Marks
1872–1954

Lyrics

I have a friend—you ought to know Him,
He is a Savior tender and true;
Jesus, my king—how I adore Him!
And He should be as precious to you.

Refrain

I have a friend—you ought to know Him,
Will you receive His greeting today?
Waiting He stands, tenderly pleading:
I am the Life, the Truth, and the Way.

I have a friend—you ought to know Him,
He is a faithful shepherd and guide;
Sorrow He shares, burdens He lightens,
Ev’ry good thing by Him is supplied.

Refrain

I have a friend—you ought to know Him,
Will you not let Him enter your heart?
Peace He will give you without measure,
Blessing untold, that will not depart.

Refrain