471. The Way of the Cross Leads Home

1 I must needs go home by the way of the cross,
There's no other way but this;
I shall ne'er get sight of the gates of Light
If the way of the cross I miss.

Refrain:
The way of the cross leads home,
The way of the cross leads home;
It is sweet to know as I onward go,
The way of cross leads home.

2 I must needs go on in the blood-sprinkled way,
The path that the Savior trod,
If I ever climb to the heights sublime,
Where the soul is at home with God. [Refrain]

3 Then I bid farewell to the way of the world,
To walk in it nevermore;
For the Lord says, "Come," and I seek my home
Where He waits at the open door. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I must needs go home by the way of the cross
Title: The Way of the Cross Leads Home
Author: Jessie B. Pounds
Refrain First Line: The way of the cross leads home
Meter: Irregular meter
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Life Everlasting; Provision and Leading; Salvation (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: WAY OF THE CROSS
Composer: Charles H. Gabriel
Meter: Irregular meter
Key: G Major



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