Scripture Verse

He hath poured out His soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53:12


Joseph Barnby (1838–1896)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Chris­tian Ri­chardt (1831–1892) (Du, som Vejen er og Liv­et). Trans­lat­ed from Dan­ish to Eng­lish by Jens C. Aa­berg.

Music: Jo­seph Jo­seph Barn­by, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Christian Richardt (1831–1892)


Jesus, life and way to Hea­ven,
Thee we have our pro­mise giv­en,
And in Thee we will con­fide.
For among all earth­ly voic­es,
Thine alone our heart re­joic­es,
Be Thou hence our strength and guide.

Lead us through life’s dark­some maz­es,
Lift us o’er the thor­ny plac­es,
Shield us from the parch­ing sun.
Grant us strength when faint and wea­ry,
Comfort when the way is drea­ry,
Guard us till our race is won.

May we fol­low Thee in meek­ness,
Help us ov­er­come our weak­ness,
Melt our heart with grace and love.
Let Thy name be burned with­in us,
So that naught from Thee shall win us
Till Thou call­est us above.