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I will go, I cannot stay

I will go, I cannot stay

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [I will go, I cannot stay]
Published in 44 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I will go, I cannot stay
From the arms of love away;
O for strength of faith to say,
Jesus died for me.

Refrain:
Can it be, O can it be
There is hope for one like me?
I will go with this my plea,
Jesus died for me.

2 Tho’ I long have tried in vain,
Tried to break the tempter’s chain,
Yet today I’ll try again,
Jesus, help Thou me. [Refrain]

3 I am lost, and yet I know
Earth can never heal my woe;
I will rise at once and go,
Jesus died for me. [Refrain]

4 Something whispers in my soul,
Tho’ my sins like mountains roll,
Jesus’ blood will make me whole,
Jesus died for me. [Refrain]

5 I obey the Saviour’s call,
Now to Him I yield my all,
At His feet, where others fall,
There’s a place for me. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Praise and Salvation #37

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I will go, I cannot stay
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Can it be, O can it be
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10595
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #10595

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