1 Thou art the Way: to thee alone
from sin and death we flee;
and he who would the Father seek,
must seek him, Lord, by thee.
2 Thou art the Truth: thy Word alone
true wisdom can impart;
thou only canst inform the mind,
and purify the heart.
3 Thou art the Life: the rending tomb
proclaims thy conquering arm,
and those who put their trust in thee
nor death nor hell shall harm.
4 Thou art 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: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #266
|First Line:||Thou art the Way, to Thee alone|
|Author:||George W. Doane (1824)|
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)