Hymn: Jesus, the I Am

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The Words (© Dan Graves, 2012)

by Dan Graves

This hymn may be freely used. However, it may not be published in any form or re-posted on the web without express written permission from Dan Graves. If you use it, please let me know.
 

I am the bread, the bread that came
to fill the souls of all who trust my name;
I am the bread of life that came.
Feast, O my soul, and never faint!
The bread of life has come, and Jesus is his name.

 

I am the light the world can’t give;
no more need men in futile darkness live.
I am the light by which men live.
Shout, O my soul, a sure light shines!
The light himself has come, and Jesus is his name.

 

I am the one whom Abraham
rejoiced to see—before he was I am.
I am the joy of Abraham.
Sing, O my soul, with Ur’s glad saint.
The great I am has come, and Jesus is his name.

 

I am the gate you must come by.
All those who enter in I satisfy.
I am the gate the sheep come by.
Choose, O my soul, this one sure gate.
The gate to God has come, and Jesus is his name.

 

I am the one who guards God’s sheep;
They know my voice—and all my own I keep.
I am the shepherd of the sheep.
Come, O my soul, your Shepherd calls!
The shepherd now has come, and Jesus is his name.

 

I am the life and testify
that all who trust in me shall never die.
Life, resurrection life, am I.
Rise, O my soul to righteousness!
The resurrection’s come, and Jesus is his name.

 

I am the way, my truth gives life;
None come to God but through my sacrifice.
I am the way, the truth, the life.
Walk, O my soul along truth’s way!
The way to God has come, and Jesus is his name.

 

I am the vine the Father tends;
fixed on my root, each fruitful branch depends.
I am the vine God prunes and tends.
Cling, O my soul to this vine’s root!
The vine himself has come, and Jesus is his name.
Jesus is his name.

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