Thou art the Way, to Thee alone

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Thou art the Way, to Thee alone

Author: George W. Doane (1824)
Published in 599 hymnals

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1 You are the way; thro' you alone
can we the Father find;
in you, O Christ, has God revealed
his heart and will and mind.

2 You are the truth; your Word alone
true wisdom can impart;
you only can inform the mind
and purify the heart.

3 You are the life; the empty tomb
proclaims your conqu'ring arm,
and those who put their trust in you
nor death nor hell shall harm.

4 You are the way, the truth, the life;
grant us that way to know,
that truth to keep, that life to win,
whose joys eternal flow.

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #514

Author: George W. Doane

Doane, George Washington, D.D. Bishop Doane was born at Trenton, New Jersey, May 27, 1799, and graduated at Union College, Schenectady, New York. Ordained in 1821, he was Assistant Minister at Trinity Church, New York, till 1824. In 1824 he became a Professor at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.; in 1828 Rector of Trinity Church, Boston; and, in 1832, Bishop of New Jersey. He founded St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, 1837, and Burlington College, Burlington, 1846. Died April 27, 1859.  Bishop Doane's exceptional talents, learning, and force of character, made him one of the great prelates of his time. His warmth of heart secured devoted friends, who still cherish his memory with revering affection. He passed through many and severe troubles, whi… Go to person page >


Thou art the Way; [by] to Thee alone, p. 303, ii. A translation of the text of this hymn (as given in Hymns Ancient & Modern) by Bp. Charles Wordsworth is in his Series Collectarum .... Selecti Hymni Psalmique, 1890, as, "Tu Via; In nobis monstras atque efficis unus."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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