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Will You Go?

We're traveling home to heaven above

Author: Richard Jukes
Tune: WILL YOU GO? (Embry)
Published in 238 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 We’re traveling home to heaven above,
Will you go? Will you go?
To sing the Savior’s dying love,
Will you go? Will you go?
Millions have reached that blest abode,
Anointed kings and priests to God;
And millions now are on the road,
Will you go? Will you go?

2 We're going to see the bleeding Lamb,
Will you go? Will you go?
In rapturous strains to praise His name,
Will you go? Will you go?
The crown of life we there shall wear,
The conqueror's palm our hands shall bear,
And all the joys of heaven we'll share,
Will you go? Will you go?

3 We're going to join the heavenly choir,
Will you go? Will you go?
To raise our voice and tune the lyre,
Will you go? Will you go?
There saints and angels gladly sing
Hosanna to their God and King,
And make the heavenly arches ring,
Will you go? Will you go?

4 We're going to walk the plains of light,
Will you go? Will you go?
Where perfect day excludes the night,
Will you go? Will you go?
Our sun will there no more go down
In that blest world of great reknown,
Our days of mourning past and gone,
Will you go? Will you go?

5 The way to heaven is free for all,
Will you go? Will you go?
For Jew and Gentile, great and small,
Will you go? Will you go?
Make up your mind, give God your heart,
With every sin and idol part,
And now for glory make a start,
Will you go? Will you go?

6 The way to heaven is straight and plain,
Will you go? Will you go?
Repent, believe, be born again,
Will you go? Will you go?
The Savior cries aloud to thee:
Take up thy cross and follow Me,
And thou shalt My salvation see,
Will you go? Will you go?


Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #496

Author: Richard Jukes

Rv Richard Jukes United Kingdom 1804-1867. Born at Clungunford, Shropshire, England, his father a stone mason, he was a prankster when young. He followed his father’s trade and became a stone mason for awhile before becoming an itinerant preacher. In 1829 he was part of a team missioning in Wiltshire and Aldbourne. His preaching was sometimes disturbed by efforts to disband the crowd, he even at times had eggs thrown at him. However, a society was formed and a barn was obtained for a place of worship. He was known as “the bard of the poor”. Over time he became a popular Primitive Methodist minister and hymn writer. He married Phoebe Pardoe (1805-1826) in 1825, but she died of typhus after less than a year of marriage. Late… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We're traveling home to heaven above
Title: Will You Go?
Author: Richard Jukes
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.8.8.6
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Will you go, will you go
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

G. A. Stearns has been suggested as the author, but the evidence for R. Jukes is much stronger.

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