Fun Fact About "All The Way Long"
Here’s a free sheet music for All The Way Long by Ada Blenkhorn (1858–1927) and J. Howard Entwisle (1866–1903). This beautiful hymn reminds us that Jesus is our ever loving friend from the beginning till the end. Along with its steady tempo is an uplifting melody that comes from knowing Jesus alone.
Every time I play this song, I’m reminded that there’s nothing to be afraid of because His presence is what protects us and what comforts us. I imagine Ada Blenkhorn writing every word on this beautiful piece, and I can almost feel how close she was with the Lord. I can’t help but think if only all of us could feel how she feels, every person would truly experience peace and serenity. Knowing Jesus, by name, is one thing, knowing Him as a friend is another. A friend is someone you trust because you know he’d be there whenever you need him. If you’re with your friend, everything becomes easy because you know that you’ll not be doing anything alone. When you fall back, you know someone will catch you and make you steady. A friend is someone who always has your back. That is what a friend means. And if you don’t know it yet, Jesus can be your friend, too. He is always there to be our friend.
This hymn never gets old. Every word speaks of praise to the Lord. This hymn is a testimony that no person could ever resist singing a song of worship to Him if he knows how deep His love is to him. To sing our hearts out because we know He’s out there watching us is the sweetest thing ever. The secret to lasting joy and contentment is by knowing that we have someone we can lean on in times of trouble, and by knowing we’ve never been alone because ever since from the start, the Lord is always there for us. Enjoy praising Him through this song!