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1059. All the Way

1 Within my heart was fond ambition,
Vain pride, and hopes of worldly fame;
But still remained a place so vacant,
Unfilled by highest earthly aim.
Then Jesus reached His hand to help me—
“Come, seek My love,” I heard Him say;
I quickly left the world behind me,
To follow Jesus all the way.

2 He led me through the verdant valleys,
Where flowers bloomed by waters fair;
The sunbeams glory showered o’er me,
And fragrant odors filled the air.
Then through the shadowed vale I followed,
Where entered not a brilliant ray;
I felt His touch, though could not see Him,
Then whispered softly, “All the way.”

3 And then the furnace door was opened:
Within its fiery walls enclosed,
The Son of God was still beside me,
Upon His bosom I reposed.
When in my heart He saw reflected
His image pure—as bright as day—
He led me forth with joy abounding;
Again I whispered, “All the way.”

4 I stood all ready for His service,
With gold refined and dross removed;
The flames had left my soul uninjured,
But they my faithfulness had proved.
In dismal night or brightest noonday,
If Thou wilt near me ever stay,
Where’er Thou leadest me, O Savior,
I’ll meekly follow all the way.

Text Information
First Line: Within my heart was fond ambition
Title: All the Way
Author: Clara M. Brooks (1911)
Meter: 9.8.9.8 D
Scripture:
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/All_the_Way); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (158); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (247)
Tune Information
Name: [Within my heart was fond ambition]
Composer: Clara M. Brooks (1911)
Meter: 9.8.9.8 D
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/All_the_Way); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (158); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (247)



Media
MIDI file: All_the_Way.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/All_the_Way)

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