There is one way, and only one

There is one way, and only one

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander (1875)
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 There is one way, and only one,
Out of our gloom, and sin, and care,
To that fair land where shines no sun
Because the face of God is there.

2 There is one truth, the truth of God,
That Christ came down from heaven to show,
One life that His redeeming blood
Has won for all His saints below.

3 The lore, from Philip once concealed,
To us is fully known in Christ;
In Him the Father is revealed,
And all our longing is sufficed.

4 And still unwavering faith holds sure
The words that James wrote sternly down;
Except we labour and endure,
We cannot win the heavenly crown.

5 O Way divine, through gloom and strife,
Bring us Thy Father's face to see;
O heavenly Truth, O precious Life,
At last, at last, to rest in Thee.


Source: The Church Hymnal: revised and enlarged in accordance with the action of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892. (Ed. B) #160a

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander

Alexander, Cecil Frances, née Humphreys, second daughter of the late Major John Humphreys, Miltown House, co. Tyrone, Ireland, b. 1823, and married in 1850 to the Rt. Rev. W. Alexander, D.D., Bishop of Derry and Raphoe. Mrs. Alexander's hymns and poems number nearly 400. They are mostly for children, and were published in her Verses for Holy Seasons, with Preface by Dr. Hook, 1846; Poems on Subjects in the Old Testament, pt. i. 1854, pt. ii. 1857; Narrative Hymns for Village Schools, 1853; Hymns for Little Children, 1848; Hymns Descriptive and Devotional, 1858; The Legend of the Golden Prayers 1859; Moral Songs, N.B.; The Lord of the Forest and his Vassals, an Allegory, &c.; or contributed to the Lyra Anglicana, the S.P.C.K. Psalms and Hym… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is one way, and only one
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander (1875)
Language: English



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