Scripture Verse

I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. John 14:6

Introduction

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Julia H. Johnston
1849–1919

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 79.

Music: Stu­dio Ci­ty Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner
1850–1919

Lyrics

Repent, oh, re­pent, is the mes­sage
That rings from the Gos­pel to­day;
The voice is the voice of the Sav­ior,
The Life and the Truth and the Way.

Refrain

Repent, oh, re­pent and be­lieve Him,
Who of­fers full par­don to­day;
’Tis Je­sus who bids you re­ceive Him,
There’s no oth­er way but this way.

Now hark to the call of the Mas­ter,
Repent, yes, re­pent and be­lieve;
Come near to the Sav­ior of sin­ners,
And life ev­er­last­ing re­ceive.

Refrain

You can­not un­do what is ov­er,
Nor make it the same as be­fore;
True pe­n­itence grieves o’er the er­ror,
Resolving to do so no more.

Refrain

Repentance will turn from wrong­do­ing,
To seek out the path­way of right,
And, trust­ing the mer­cy of Je­sus,
Will walk in His glo­ri­ous light.

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