The highway of holiness.
JESUS, my all, to heaven is gone,—
He, whom I fix my hopes upon;
His track I see, and I ’ll pursue
The narrow way, till him I view.
2 The way the holy prophets went,—
The road that leads from banishment,——
The King’s highway of holiness,
I’ll go, for all his paths are peace.
3 This is the way I long have sought,
And mourn’d because I found it not;
My grief a burden long has been,
Because I was not saved from sin.
4 The more I strove against its power,
I felt its weight and guilt the more;
Till late I heard my Saviour say,—
Come hither, soul, I am the way.
5 Lo! glad I come; and thou, blest Lamb,
Shalt take me to thee, as I am;
Nothing but sin have I to give,—
Nothing but love shall I receive.
6 Then will I tell to sinners round,
What a dear Saviour I have found;
I’ll point to thy redeeming blood,
And say,—Behold the way to God.
Methodist Episcopal Hymnal (1870 edition)
I wasn't familiar w/John Cennick. He was a friend and coworker of both Wesley and Whitefield, later becoming a Moravian and ministering in Ireland. You can read more at The Hymnary.