O Where Can Truth Be Found Today?

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1 O where can truth be found today?
And where does wisdom hide?
O who to life’s mysteries holds the key?
O where does the knowing heart abide?

2 From ivory towers, philosophies fair,
From oracles of a day,
In halls of the learnèd, in palaces strong,
Do questioners seek to learn the Way.

3 They travel to and fro, and run
To far off lands and lore;
With unhearing ears, they do not perceive
That truth is knocking at the door.

4 "I am the way, the truth, and the life."
Respond to Jesus’ call,
And open the door to truth and light:
In Him is no darkness at all.

6 Let Jesus have your heart today,
He peace and love will bestow;
On Christ the Rock of truth now stand,
From whence do wisdom’s waters flow.

Author: Richard W. Adams

Born: 1952, Mis­souri. Adams grad­u­at­ed from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Mis­sou­ri, Co­lum­bia (BA 1974, cum laude, Phi Be­ta Kap­pa). Go to person page >

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First Line: O where can truth be found today?
Title: O Where Can Truth Be Found Today?
Author: Richard W. Adams (2019)
Language: English
Copyright: © 2019 Richard W. Adams These lyrics may be freely reproduced or published for Christian worship or devotions, provided they are not altered, & this notice is on each copy. All other rights reserved.



RICHMOND (also known as CHESTERFIELD) is a florid tune originally written by Thomas Haweis (PHH 270) and published in his collection Carmina Christo (1792). Samuel Webbe, Jr., adapted and shortened the tune and published it in his Collection of Psalm Tunes (1808). It was reprinted in 1853 in Webbe's…

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