1 "I am the way," O hear ye the blessed Savior say,
O who will come and follow after me;
I am the truth, the life, I will lead you all the way,
To mansions bright, in heav'n prepared for thee.
Hear the Savior calling, calling, calling,
Sinner, come unto me
And I, And I, And I will give the rest.
2 I died upon the cross that the weary ones might know
That life is found beneath the crimson tied;
And tho' your sins be scarlet, i'll make them white as snow;
O come to me, the door is open wide. [Chorus]
3 The night is coming on when the messenger shall call —
The sun of life is sinking in the west;
O hear the proclamation! salvation's free for all;
O come to me, and i will give you rest. [Chorus]
Baltzell, Isaiah. (near Frederick, Maryland, November 26, 1832--January 16, 1893, Frederick). He was educated in the common schools, and at New Windsor Academy, Carroll County, Maryland. In 1859 he married Cecilia Caroline James at Mountain Jackson, Virginia. Originally a Lutheran, he joined the United Brethren Church in 1847, was licensed to preach by the Virginia Conference in 1854, and ordained in 1856. In 1862 he joined the Pennsylvania Conference. He was presiding elder from 1875 to 1880, and from 1883 to 1889. He was a delegate to three General Conferences, and was a trustee of Otterbein University. In 1873 he was appointed by the General Conference a member of the committee to superintend the publication of Hymns for the Sanctuary. H… Go to person page >