Thou Art, O Christ, The Way

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1 Thou art, O Christ, the way:
Thyself reveal to me;
And let me humbly, day by day,
Live, move and walk in Thee.

2 Thou art the truth divine:
Its fullness may I see;
Believe, and find the promise mine—
"The truth shall make you free."

3 Thou art the life of God;
By Thee the dying live:
In me diffuse Thyself abroad,
And life eternal give.

4 Thus, by Thyself, the Way,
I to the Father come;
Led by the Truth, I cannot stray:
The Life and I are one.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8516

Author: George Smith

Smith, George, D.D., Secretary of the Congregational Union, began his ministry at Liverpool in 1827, and passed on first to Plymouth, and then to Trinity Chapel, Poplar, London (1842). He is the author of The Domestic Prayer Book, 1848; Sermons, 1851; Life Spiritual, 1855; Lectures on the Pentateuch, 1863, &c. He also compiled during his residence at Plymouth a Supplement to Watts's Psalms & Hymns, which, he contributed:— 1. Come in, ye chosen of the Lord. Admission of Church Members. 2. Thou art, O Christ, the Way. Christ the Way, the Truth, and the Life. which were included in the New Congregational Hymn Book 1859. --Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou art, O Christ, the Way
Title: Thou Art, O Christ, The Way
Author: George Smith
Place of Origin: Plymouth, England
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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GALENA (11557)


ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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