Words: , from his po­em “The Call,” pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in The Tem­ple, 1633.

Music: The Call, , Five Mys­tic­al Songs, 1911; adapt­ed by E. Har­old Greer. Al­ter­nate tunes:

  • Evening Pray­er (Steb­bins), , 1878
  • Innocents, The Par­ish Choir, 1850; harmony by , 1861
  • Mercy, , 1867
  • Savannah, Foun­de­ry Col­lect­ion, 1742

Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life:
Such a way as gives us breath;
Such a truth as ends all strife,
Such a life as killeth death.

Come, my Light, my Feast, my Strength:
Such a light as shows a feast,
Such a feast as mends in length,
Such a strength as makes his guest.

Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart:
Such a joy as none can move,
Such a love as none can part,
Such a heart as joys in love.