Scripture Verse

Christ hath made us free. Galatians 5:1


Palmer Hartsough (1844–1932)

Words: Pal­mer Hart­sough, in The Praise Hym­nal (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1896).

Music: James H. Fill­more, Sr., 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc). Fill­more orig­in­al­ly wrote the song for use at the con­ven­tion of Chris­tian En­dea­vor in San Fran­cis­co, Ca­li­for­nia. Four­teen trains of peo­ple sang the song on the way from Ohio to the con­ven­tion. Af­ter­ward, Fill­more asked Hart­sough, a writ­er on the staff of Fill­more’s mu­sic pub­lish­ing house, to write new words so the song could be of more wide­spread use.

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Hart­sough,

James H. Fillmore, Sr. (1849–1936)


I am resolved no longer to linger,
Charmed by the world’s delight,
Things that are higher, things that are nobler,
These have allured my sight.


I will hasten to Him, hasten so glad and free;
Jesus, greatest, highest, I will come to Thee.
I will hasten, hasten to Him, hasten so glad and free;
Jesus, Je­sus, greatest, highest, I will come to Thee.

I am resolved to go to the Sav­ior,
Leaving my sin and strife;
He is the true One, He is the just One,
He hath the words of life.


I am resolved to follow the Sav­ior,
Faithful and true each day;
Heed what He sayeth, do what He willeth,
He is the living way.


I am resolved to enter the kingdom
Leaving the paths of sin;
Friends may oppose me, foes may beset me,
Still will I enter in.


I am resolved, and who will go with me?
Come, friends, without delay,
Taught by the Bi­ble, led by the Spi­rit,
We’ll walk the heav’nly way.