1 You are the way; thro' you alone
can we the Father find;
in you, O Christ, has God revealed
his heart and will and mind.
2 You are the truth; your Word alone
true wisdom can impart;
you only can inform the mind
and purify the heart.
3 You are the life; the empty tomb
proclaims your conqu'ring arm,
and those who put their trust in you
nor death nor hell shall harm.
4 You are the way, the truth, the life;
grant us that way to know,
that truth to keep, that life to win,
whose joys eternal flow.
Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #514
|First Line:||Thou art the Way, to Thee alone|
|Author:||George W. Doane (1824)|
Thou art the Way; [by] to Thee alone, p. 303, ii. A translation of the text of this hymn (as given in Hymns Ancient & Modern) by Bp. Charles Wordsworth is in his Series Collectarum .... Selecti Hymni Psalmique, 1890, as, "Tu Via; In nobis monstras atque efficis unus."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)