Scripture Verse

When He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2

Introduction

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Rufus H. Cornelius
(1872–1933)

Words & Mu­sic: Ru­fus H. Cor­ne­li­us, in The High­way Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Charlie D. Till­man (At­lan­ta, Georg­ia & Lo­ui­sville, Ken­tuc­ky: Char­lie Till­man Song Book Com­pa­ny & Pen­te­cost­al Pub­lish­ing, 1915) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

As I journey thro’ the land,
Singing as I go,
Pointing souls to Calvary—
To the crimson flow,
Many arrows pierce my soul
From without, within;
But my Lord leads me on,
Thro’ Him I must win.

Refrain

O I want to see Him,
Look upon His face,
There to sing forever
Of His saving grace;
On the streets of glory
Let me lift my voice,
Cares all past, home at last,
Ever to rejoice.

When in service for my Lord
Dark may be the night,
But I’ll cling more close to Him,
He will give me light;
Satan’s snares may vex my soul,
Turn my tho’ts aside;
But my Lord goes ahead,
Leads whate’er betide.

Refrain

When in valleys low I look
Tow’rd the mountain height,
And behold my Savior there,
Leading in the fight,
With a tender hand outstretched
Tow’rd the valley low,
Guiding me, I can see,
As I onward go.

Refrain

When before me billows rise
From the mighty deep,
Then my Lord directs my bark;
He doth safely keep,
And He leads me gently on
Thro’ this world below;
He’s a real friend to me,
O I love Him so.

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