279. Thou art the Way, to thee alone
Raphael Courteville, 1697
Wilhelm A. F. Schulthes, 1871
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.
Thou art the Truth, thy word alone
True wisdom can impart;
Thou only canst inform the mind
And purify the heart.
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.
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.