857. 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 the 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 my 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 (1906)
Meter: 11.7.10.8 R
Scripture: Matthew 16:24
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Way_of_the_Cross_Leads_Home); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (177)
Refrain First Line: The way of the cross leads home
Tune Information
Name: [I must needs go home by the way of the cross]
Composer: Charles H. Gabriel
Meter: 11.7.10.8 R
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Way_of_the_Cross_Leads_Home); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (177)



Media
MIDI file: The_Way_of_the_Cross_Leads_Home.mid
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