The Way, the Truth, the Life

I am the Way, the Savior said, The paths of sin forsake

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [I am the Way, the Savior said] (Tenney)
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 "I am the way," the Savior said;
The paths of sin forsake;
Slumber no more in error's night,
In righteousness awake.

Sinner today Hear Jesus say:
I am the way, the truth, the life,
Sinner today Hear Jesus say:
I am the way, the truth, the life.

2 "I am the truth," the Savior said;
In faith draw near to Me;
He that believeth shall be saved,
The truth shall make him free. [Chorus]

3 "I am the life," the Savior said,
Your sins and sorrows leave;
Shun ye the path that leads to death;
Eternal life receive. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #163

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am the Way, the Savior said, The paths of sin forsake
Title: The Way, the Truth, the Life
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sinner today hear Jesus say
Publication Date: 1878
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other services #84

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d129

Beautiful Songs of Zion, a Collection of New and Old Songs #d60

Best Hymns No. 2 #d44

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Best Hymns No. 3 #40

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Celestial Showers No. 1, a collection of gospel songs used in Rev. I. Toliver's Meetings #155

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Crowning glory no. 2 #163

Gems from Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other Services #d62

Peerless Hymns #d72

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Songs of the Peacemaker #203

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Spiritual Songs for Gospel Meetings and the Sunday School #53

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d125

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