Scripture Verse

Christ hath made us free. Galatians 5:1


Palmer Hartsough (1844–1932)

Words: Pal­mer Hart­sough, in The Praise Hym­nal (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1896).

Music: James H. Fill­more, Sr., 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc). Fill­more orig­in­al­ly wrote the song for use at the con­ven­tion of Chris­tian En­dea­vor in San Fran­cis­co, Ca­li­for­nia. Four­teen trains of peo­ple sang the song on the way from Ohio to the con­ven­tion. Af­ter­ward, Fill­more asked Hart­sough, a writ­er on the staff of Fill­more’s mu­sic pub­lish­ing house, to write new words so the song could be of more wide­spread use.

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Hart­sough,

James H. Fillmore, Sr. (1849–1936)


I am re­solved no lon­ger to lin­ger,
Charmed by the world’s de­light,
Things that are high­er, things that are nob­ler,
These have al­lured my sight.


I will hast­en to Him, hast­en so glad and free;
Jesus, great­est, high­est, I will come to Thee.
I will hast­en, hast­en to Him, hast­en so glad and free;
Jesus, Je­sus, great­est, high­est, I will come to Thee.

I am re­solved to go to the Sav­ior,
Leaving my sin and strife;
He is the true One, He is the just One,
He hath the words of life.


I am re­solved to fol­low the Sav­ior,
Faithful and true each day;
Heed what He say­eth, do what He will­eth,
He is the liv­ing way.


I am re­solved to en­ter the king­dom
Leaving the paths of sin;
Friends may op­pose me, foes may be­set me,
Still will I en­ter in.


I am re­solved, and who will go with me?
Come, friends, without de­lay,
Taught by the Bi­ble, led by the Spir­it,
We’ll walk the heav’n­ly way.