Hymns, #663

Encouragement - For Pressing On

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Lyrics:Henry Alford
Music:Franz Joseph Haydn
Meter: with chorus.

Hymns using same tune:

#594, #1063


"Forward!" be our watchword,

Steps and voices joined;

Seek the things before us,

Not a look behind;

Burns the fiery pillar

At our army's head;

Who shall dream of shrinking,

By our Captain led?

Forward through the desert,

Through the toil and fight.

Heaven's Kingdom waits us,

Forward into light.


Glories upon glories

Hath our God prepared,

By the souls that love Him,

One day that be shared:

Eye hath not beheld them,

Ear hath never heard;

Nor of these hath uttered

Thought or speech or word;

Forward, marching forward

Where the kingdom's bright,

Till the veil be lifted,

Till our faith be sight!

Hymn #663