1 I am, saith Christ, the Way.
Now if we credit him,
All other paths must lead astray
How fair foe'er they seem.
2 I am, saith Christ, the Truth.
Then all that lacks this test,
Proceed it from an angel's mouth,
Is but a lie at best.
3 I am faith Christ, the Life.
Let this be seen by faith,
It follows without further strife,
That all besides is death.
4 If what those words aver,
The Holy Ghost apply;
The simplest Christian shall not err,
Nor be deceived nor die.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791