1 At the end of the way,
At the close of the day,
At the end of the pathway I roam,
With my labor all done
And the victory won,
Christ is waiting to welcome me home.
At the end of the way I will lay my burdens down,
At the end of the day I’ll receive the promised crown,
At the end of the way, at the closing of the day,
I’ll see Jesus at the end of the way.
2 At the end of the way,
When the mists roll away,
And the burdens of earth are laid down;
We shall join the refrain
With our loved ones again,
Where the cross will be changed for the crown. [Refrain]
3 I shall meet with the King,
And His praises will sing
Thro’ the years of eternity’s day;
Thro’ His wonderful grace
I shall look on His face,
At the end, at the end of the way. [Refrain]
William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >