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I'm Going Through

Full Text

1 Lord, I have started to walk in the light
Shining upon me from heaven so bring;
I bade the world and its follies adieu,
I’ve started in Jesus and I’m going thro’.

Refrain:
I’m going thro’, I’m going thro’,
I’ll pay the price, whatever others do;
I’ll take the way with the Lord’s despised few;
I’m going thro’, Jesus, I’m going thro’.

2 O there are many who start in the race,
But with the light refuse to keep pace;
Others accept it because it is new,
But not very many expect to go thro’. [Refrain]

3 I’d rather walk with Jesus alone,
Have for a pillow, like Jacob, a stone;
Living each moment with His face in view,
Than shrink from my pathway and fail to go thro’. [Refrain]

4 O brother, now will you take up the cross?
Give up the world and count it as dross;
Sell all thou hast and give to the poor,
Then go thro’ with Jesus and those who endure. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #49

Author: Herbert Buffum

Herbert Buffum was born in La Fayette, Illinois 13 November 1879. He became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He started preaching at seventeen years of age. He did city mission work up and down the Pacific Coast and later in small towns in Kansas. He began publishing hymns at the age of eighteen. 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 >

As sung by: W. B. Yates

(no biographical information available about W. B. Yates.) Go to person page >

Arranger: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, I have started to walk in the light
Title: I'm Going Through
Author: Herbert Buffum
Arranger: Thoro Harris (1914)
As sung by: W. B. Yates
Meter: 10.11.10.11 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm going through

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #2927TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #260
Timeless Truths #590TextAudio
Include 55 pre-1979 instances



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