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"Songs by the Way"
The Poetical Writings of the Right Rev. George Washington Doane, D.D., LL.D.

Arranged and Edited by His Son, William Croswell Doane

New York: D. Appleton, 1860.

"I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life."*

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.

* Since inserted among the hymns in the Prayer Book. A few nights before Bp. White died, as my Father was watching at his bedside, he asked him to read this hymn.

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