Scripture Verse

Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelation 2:10

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Chet­wynd S. & T. P. Ham­il­ton, 1900 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

When I first found Jesus,
Something o’er me stole,
Like lightning it went through me,
And glory filled my soul;
Salvation made me happy,
And took my fears away,
And when I meet old Satan,
To him I always say:

Refrain

I am determined to hold out to the end,
Jesus is with me, on Him I can depend;
And I know I have salvation,
For I feel it in my soul;
I am determined to hold out to the end.

Satan, he was angry,
Said he’d soon be back:
Just let the path get narrow,
And he will lose the track
;
But I’m so full of glory,
My Lord I always find,
And I just say to Satan,
Old man, get thee behind.

Refrain

This old-time religion
Makes me sometimes shout,
I don’t have time to gossip,
Nor any time to pout;
They say that I’m too noisy,
But when these blessings flow,
I shout, O hallelujah,
I want the world to know.

Refrain

When I hear the trumpet
Sounding in the sky,
And see the mountains trembling,
To Heaven I will fly;
For Jesus will be calling,
There’ll be no time to mend,
With joy I’ll go up singing,
I’ve held out to the end.

Refrain