Scripture Verse

I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:20


Henry L. Gilmour

Words: Mrs. E. E. Will­iams (1832–1895). In a 1910 pub­li­ca­tion, the song was head­ed with this text: Ded­i­cat­ed to Rev. C. O. Mc­Col­loch, Cen­tral Il­li­nois Con­fer­ence.

Music: Pod­go­ri­ca Hen­ry L. Gil­mour, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Will­iams’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


I have made my choice forever;
I will walk with Christ my Lord.
Naught from Him my soul can sever
While I’m trusting in His Word.
I the lonely way have taken,
Rough and toilsome though it be;
And although despised, forsaken,
Jesus, I’ll go through with Thee.

Though the garden lies before me,
And the scornful judgment hall,
Though the gloom of deepest midnight
Settles round me like a pall,
Darkness can affright me never;
From Thy presence shadows flee.
And if Thou wilt guide me ever,
Jesus, I’ll go through with Thee.

Though the earth may rock and tremble,
Though the sun may hide its face,
Though my foes may be strong and ruthless,
Still I dare to trust Thy grace.
Though the cross my path o’ershadow,
Thou didst bear it once for me.
And whate’er the pain or peril,
Jesus, I’ll go through with Thee.

When the conflict here is ended,
And the weary journey done;
When the last grim foe is conquered,
And the final victory won;
When the pearly gates swing open,
And an entrance full and free
Shall be granted to the victors,
Jesus, I’ll go through with Thee.