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I Will Go

I will go, I cannot stay

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [I will go, I cannot stay]
Published in 48 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I will go, I cannot stay
From the arms of love away;
O for strength of faith to say,
Jesus died for me.

Refrain:
Can it be, O can it be
There is hope for one like me?
I will go with this my plea,
Jesus died for me.

2 Tho’ I long have tried in vain,
Tried to break the tempter’s chain,
Yet today I’ll try again,
Jesus, help Thou me. [Refrain]

3 I am lost, and yet I know
Earth can never heal my woe;
I will rise at once and go,
Jesus died for me. [Refrain]

4 Something whispers in my soul,
Tho’ my sins like mountains roll,
Jesus’ blood will make me whole,
Jesus died for me. [Refrain]

5 I obey the Saviour’s call,
Now to Him I yield my all,
At His feet, where others fall,
There’s a place for me. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Praise and Salvation #37

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I will go, I cannot stay
Title: I Will Go
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Can it be, O can it be
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10595
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 48 of 48)

Bright Gems #d60

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Devotional Songs #41

Give Thanks and Sing, for Religious Meetings #d43

Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d68

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Give Thanks and Sing #51

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Glorious Praise #233

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Gospel Praises #163

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Hosannas to the King #168

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Hosannas to the King #168

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Hymn-Songs #89

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs #77

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs Number Two #202

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Hymns of Blessing for the Living Church #9

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International Song Service #168

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Joy and Praise #152

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #307

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New Songs of the Gospel No. 2 #124

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New Songs of the Gospel #90

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 4 #79

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #422

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Pentecostal Praises #121

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Redemption Songs #283

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Rose of Sharon Hymns #592

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Sacred Trio #402

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Showers of Blessing #89

Songs for the Soul Winner #d41

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Songs of Christian Service #130

Songs of Praise and Power #d127

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Songs of Praise and Salvation #37

Songs of the Living Way #d32

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Songs of Triumph Nos. 1 and 2 Combined #181

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The Best of All #308

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The Cyber Hymnal #10595

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #123

The King's Praises No. 3 #d49

The King's Praises Number 2 #158

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The Message in Song #149

The Message in Song Nos. 1 & 2 #d83

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The Old Story in Song #188

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The Old Story in Song Number Two #177

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The Revival No. 4 #275

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The Sacred Trio #402

The Soul Winner. Rev. #d42

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The World Revival Songs and Hymns #207

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #205

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Triumphant Praises #204

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Unfading Treasures #89

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Zion's Delight #188a

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