I'm Going Through

Lord, I have started to walk in the light

Author: Herbert Buffum
Tune: [Lord, I have started to walk in the light]
Published in 70 hymnals

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Representative Text

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

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

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

3 I’d rather walk with Jesus alone,
And 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 through. [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 through with Jesus and those who endure. [Refrain]

Source: Total Praise: songs and other worship resources for every generation #398

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, I have started to walk in the light
Title: I'm Going Through
Author: Herbert Buffum
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm going through, yes, I'm going through
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Sacred Selections for the Church #383


The Cyber Hymnal #2927

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #399


Timeless Truths #590

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Total Praise #398

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