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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

Full Text

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

Chorus:
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

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… 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: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other services #84Page Scan
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
Best Hymns No. 3: for services of song in Christian work #40Page Scan
Celestial Showers No. 1, a collection of gospel songs used in Rev. I. Toliver's Meetings #155Page Scan
Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #163TextPage Scan
Gems from Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other Services #d62
Peerless Hymns #d72
Songs of the Peacemaker: a collection of sacred songs and hymns for use in all services of the church, Sunday-school, home circle, and all kinds of evangelistic work #203Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Gospel Meetings and the Sunday School #53Page Scan
The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d125
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