I'm Going On

I mean to go right on until the crown is won

Author: Charles W. Naylor (1918)
Tune: [I mean to go right on until the crown is won]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

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1 I mean to go right on until the crown is won;
I mean to fight the fight of faith till life on earth is done.
I’ll nevermore turn back, defeat I shall not know,
For God will give me victory if onward I shall go.

Refrain:
I’m going on, I’m going on,
Unto the final triumph, I’m going on;
I’m going on, I’m going on,
Unto the final triumph, I’m going on.

2 Should opposition come, should foes obstruct my way,
Should persecution’s fires be lit, as in the ancient day—
With Jesus by my side, His peace within my soul,
No matter if the battle’s hot, I mean to win the goal. [Refrain]

3 I see a shining crown awaiting over there,
I see a mansion all prepared and decked with beauties rare:
Shall that which intervenes deprive me of my right?
Nay, on I’ll go until I reach that city of delight. [Refrain]

4 Then forward let us go, our hearts with love aflame,
Our snowy banner borne aloft, inscribed with Jesus’ name.
The hosts of evil flee, and heaven’s open gates
Invite me now to hasten where eternal glory waits. [Refrain]

Author: Charles W. Naylor

One of the Movement's most gifted lyricists as well as intellects was Charles Wesley Naylor. C.W. Naylor was born in Athens County, Ohio in January 1874. It would have been inconceivable at this moment of birth for the Naylor family or Charles himself to know that sorrow and suffering would be constant companions throughout his life. Yet this scenario was to become his life allotment beginning early in his childhood. Naylor's first heartache came at age eight when his mother died. As a result of this overwhelming tragedy, Charles found himself a permanent resident at his grandparent's home. It was, however, within his grandparent's home that he became trained in religious matters. This religious upbringing proved life changing for C… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I mean to go right on until the crown is won
Title: I'm Going On
Author: Charles W. Naylor (1918)
Meter: 12.14.12.14 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm going on, I'm going on,

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Timeless Truths #1111

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Gospel Gems Number 2 #49Image
Hymnal of the Church of God #436
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Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #81Image
Timeless Truths #1111TextAudioScore