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Morris Williams (Nicander)

This other and simpler hymn is for St. Philip and St. James's Day--'I am the way, the truth, and the life.'


Christ opened on the tree

A way to heaven's door;

And Thou Thyself, O Jesus, art

The Way for evermore.

Truth is the homeward way

These erring feet must wend;

And Thou art still the Perfect Truth,

O Jesu, dearest Friend.

The way is life indeed

To all that walk therein;

And Thou, O Christ, art very Life,

Who savest us from sin.

Give grace to keep the Way,

The paths of Truth made straight:

And follow as Thy flock before,

Until we reach the gate.

Give strength to keep the Way,

Heedless of human sign:

Where Thou hast walked let me be led,

Thy very steps be mine!

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