Christ is the Way (Charles A. Tindley, Jr.)

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  • (Posted 2022-08-03)  CPDL #70258:           
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2022-08-03).   Score information: A5, 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from New Songs of Paradise, 1916. All five stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Christ is the Way
First Line: Christ the way! in exaltation
Composer: Charles A. Tindley, Jr.
Lyricist: Charles Albert Tindley
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 87. 10 9. 10 9

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1916 in New Songs of Paradise, Edition 1, no. 20
Description: A gospel hymn. Perhaps more appropriate for a choir than for a congregation.

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Original text and translations

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1. Christ the way; in exaltation;
Though He stands on heights aflame;
Glorious in transfiguration,
He is always meek the same.

He is the way to prefect salvation,
He is the way to mansions above;
His is the first of the new creation,
Pattern of truth and fullness of love.


2. Christ the way; in self-denial;
Fasting in the wilderness;
He endured the tempter’s trial,
Stood unmoved, the three-fold test,

3. Christ the way; when others wronged Him;
Though He had not done amiss;
Judas, with pretended virtue,
Sold his Master for a kiss.


4. Jesus, while the soldiers tied Him,
'Mid the rabble’s hiss and jeer;
Begged the freedom they denied Him,
Just to heal a human ear.

5. Christ the way! Amid afflictions;
Cursed and bruised in Pilate’s halls;
False accused and contradicted,
Lamb of God, He bore it all.