If Jesus Goes With Me

It may be in the valley, where countless dangers hide

Author: C. Austin Miles (1908)
Tune: [It may be in the valley, where countless dangers hide]
Published in 85 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 It may be in the valley,
Where countless dangers hide;
It may be in the sunshine
That I, in peace abide;
But this one thing I know-
If it be dark or fair,
If Jesus is with me,
I’ll go anywhere!

If Jesus goes with me, I’ll go.
’Tis heaven to me,
Where’er I may be,
If He is there!
I count it a privilege here.
His cross to bear;
If Jesus goes with me, I’ll go-

2 It may be I must carry
The blessed word of life
Across the burning deserts
To those in sinful strife;
And though it be my lot
To bear my colors there,
If Jesus goes with me,
I’ll go anywhere! [Refrain]

3 But if it be my portion
To bear my cross at home,
While others bear their burdens
Beyond the billow’s foam,
I’ll prove my faith in Him-
Confess His judgments fair,
And, if He stays with me,
I’ll go anywhere! [Refrain]

4 It is not mine to question
The judgments of my Lord,
It is but mine to follow
The leadings of His word;
But if to go or stay,
Or whether here or there,
I’ll be, with my Savior,
Content anywhere! [Refrain]

Source: Total Praise: songs and other worship resources for every generation #542

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: It may be in the valley, where countless dangers hide
Title: If Jesus Goes With Me
Author: C. Austin Miles (1908)
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: If Jesus goes with me, I'll go anywhere!
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #2780
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

African American Heritage Hymnal #555

TextPage Scan

Hymns of Faith #453

Praise y Adoración #336a

Page Scan

Redemption Hymnal #465

Page Scan

Rejoice Hymns #435

Page Scan

Sacred Selections for the Church #193

Page Scan

Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #335

The Christian Life Hymnal #355


The Cyber Hymnal #2780


The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #443


Timeless Truths #345


Total Praise #542

TextPage Scan

Yes, Lord! #497

Include 72 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us