Scripture Verse

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7


Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­bers 665 & 667, pag­es 338–39.

Music: Vic­to­ry (White­head) H. A. White­head, in The Me­thod­ist Hym­nal (New York: Me­thod­ist Book Con­cern, 1905), num­ber 391 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know White­head’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Charles Wesley


I the good fight have fought,
O when shall I declare!
The victory by my Savior got,
I long with Paul to share.

O may I triumph so,
When all my warfare’s past;
And dying find my latest foe
Beneath my feet at last!

This blessèd word be mine,
Just as the port is gained,
Kept by the power of grace divine,
I have the faith maintained!

Th’Apostles of my Lord,
To whom it first was given,
They could not speak a greater word,
Nor all the saints in Heaven.