Scripture Verse

So shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:17


Words: B. F. Ha­good, in Tell­ing Je­sus (Hud­son, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1922), num­ber 65.

Music: G. W. Beck (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ha­good or Beck’s full names, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


I’m on my way unto the home
That Christ prepares for me;
No pain or sorrow there can come,
Each soul is glad and free.


I’m on my way,
To that bright land above;
With Christ for aye
To dwell in peace and love.

Through grace divine steadfast I’ll stand,
Though tempted day by day;
I’ll hold to God’s unchanging hand,
And keep the narrow way.


I’m on my way, and how I long
That all my friends may go
With me to sing the glad, new song,
And joys eter­nal know!