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“I am the way, the truth, and the life.” John 14. 6

J. Hart                                                 S.M.

1
“I am,” says Christ, “the Way”;
Now, if we credit him,
All other paths must lead astray,
How fair soe’er they seem.

2
“I am,” says Christ, “the Truth”;
Then all that lacks this test,
Proceed it from an angel’s mouth,
Is but a lie at best.

3
“I am,” says Christ, “the Life”;
Let this be seen by faith,
It follows, without further strife,
That all besides is death.

4
If what those words aver,
The Holy Ghost apply,
The simplest Christian shall not err,
Nor be deceived, nor die.