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1.   'Twas inch by inch I sought the Lord,
Jesus will come by and by; 'Twas inch by inch I found His word, Jesus will come by and by.
Chorus Keep-a-inching along, etc.
2.   Down on my knees when the light passed by,
Jesus will come by and by; I though my soul would rise and fly, Jesus will come by and by.
Chorus Keep-a-inching along, etc,
"Made My Vow to the Lord."
Refrain
Done made my vow to the Lord, And I never will turn back, I will go, I shall go, To see what the end will be.
1.   My strength, Good Lord, is almost gone, I will go, I shall go,
To see what the end will be,
But you have told me to press on,
I will go, I shall go,
To see what the end will be.
Refrain Done made my vow to the Lord, etc.
2.    Sometimes I'm helpless on the ground, I will go, I shall go,
To see what the end will be,
But Jesus speaks and I'm heavenly bound,
I will go, I shall go,
To see what the end will be.
Refrain Done made my vow to the Lord, etc.








E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III