The way, the truth, the life

I am the Way, the Savior said, And I would

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [I am the Way, the Savior said] (Ackley)
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “I am the Way,” the Saviour said,
And I would follow on,
Content to know that after night
Shall break a glorious dawn.

Refrain:
“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life,
No man cometh unto the Father but by Me.”
“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life,
No man cometh unto the Father but by Me.”

2 “I am the Truth;” then Truth shall be
A beacon light to guide
My bark across the stormy sea
To where still waters glide. [Refrain]

3 “I am the Life,” there is no death
For me to fear, nor dread,
Since by His all-atoning blood
My life to His is wed. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love #26

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am the Way, the Savior said, And I would
Title: The way, the truth, the life
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: I am the way, the truth, and the life

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