Song: Press Forward in Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4

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Copyright 1897

Published in Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4 (Copyright 1897, by John J. Hood)

Lyricist(s):
Breck, Carrie Elizabeth Ellis as Breck, Mrs. Frank A.

Page 133
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 133
Verses: 4 verses

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Press Forward, #133

Lyrics

Verse 1
Press forward, soldier of the Lord,
Press on without delay;
Press on to win the blest reward,
Press on in faith to-day.

Chorus
Forgetting the things which are behind,
Let all thy doubts be o’er;
Forgetting the things which are behind,
Oh, reach for the things before!
Press forward! press forward!
Tho’ all thy way be dark;
Press forward! press forward!
Press ever toward the mark.

Verse 2
Press forward, soldier of the cross,
Stay not in all the plain;
Press on, nor stay for pain or loss,
Till thou the prize shalt gain.

Verse 3
Press forward, soldier of the right,
Stay not for doubt or sin;
Press on, in darkness or in light,
Till thou the vict’ry win.

Verse 4
Press on, and keep thy purpose true,
Press on, whate’er betide;
Say ever, this one thing I do,
And Christ shall be my guide.