Thou art the way: to thee alone


Thou art the Way, to thee alone
from sin and death we flee;
and all 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.


Words: George Washington Doane (1799-1859), 1824

MIDI: St. James (Raphael Courteville, 1677-1772)

Meter: CM

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 162 St. James  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 304 (Gibbons) Tune unnamed
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 501 Bedford  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 501 Haight, London New  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 501 London New  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 501 Lambeth  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 526 St. James  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 200 Kaltenthal  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 199 St. James  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 432    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 138 St. James  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 411 St. James  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 425 St. James  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 425 Doane, London New  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 425 Holy Trinity  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 425 Haight, London New  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 571 St. James  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 628 St. Fulbert  
The Hymnal 1916 279 Lambeth  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 579 Lambeth  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919      
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
155 Lambeth  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 591 St. Fulbert  
The Hymnal 1940      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950      
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960      
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965      
The Hymn Book 1971      
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977      
The Hymnal 1982      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983      
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988      
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996      
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999      
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000      
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000      

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