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There Is One Way, and Only One

There is one way, and only one

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander (1875)
Published in 11 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,
we know its fullness now 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: CPWI Hymnal #802

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander

As a small girl, Cecil Frances Humphries (b. Redcross, County Wicklow, Ireland, 1818; Londonderry, Ireland, 1895) wrote poetry in her school's journal. In 1850 she married Rev. William Alexander, who later became the Anglican primate (chief bishop) of Ireland. She showed her concern for disadvantaged people by traveling many miles each day to visit the sick and the poor, providing food, warm clothes, and medical supplies. She and her sister also founded a school for the deaf. Alexander was strongly influenced by the Oxford Movement and by John Keble's Christian Year. Her first book of poetry, Verses for Seasons, was a "Christian Year" for children. She wrote hymns based on the Apostles' Creed, baptism, the Lord's Supper, the Ten Commandment… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is one way, and only one
Title: There Is One Way, and Only One
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander (1875)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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