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The Way of the Cross Leads Home

Words by Jesse B. Pounds (1861-1921)
Tune: WAY OF THE CROSS by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (1856-1932)
Key signature: G major (1 sharp)
Time signature: 4/4
Meter: Irregular
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1. I must needs go home by the way of the cross, There’s no other way but this; I shall ne’er get sight of the gates of light, If the way of the cross I miss.
Refrain: The way of the cross leads home, The way of the cross leads home. It is sweet to know as I onward go, The way of the cross leads home.
2. I must needs go on in the bloodsprinkled way, The path that the Savior trod, If I ever climb to the heights sublime, Where the soul is at home with God.
3. Then I bid farewell to the way of the world, To walk in it never more; For the Lord says, “Come,” and I seek my home, Where He waits at the open door.