10163. The Heavenly Race

1 Rejoice, my soul, the trumpet sounds,
And calls thee to the strife;
Forget the things that are behind,
And seek the crown of life.

Press onward, onward, oh, my soul,
Look up to Christ, thy Lord—
You fight, I’ll conquer,
He hath said;
Trust in His faithful word.

2 A host of witnesses around,
Behold thee in the fight;
Keep on the path their feet have trod,
And keep the crown in sight. [Refrain]

3 Thy glorious captain from on high,
With joy looks down on thee,
" fight, I’ll conquer," is His word,
"I’ll give the victory." [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Rejoice, my soul, the trumpet sounds
Title: The Heavenly Race
Author: Daniel W. Whittle (1878)
Refrain First Line: Press onward, onward, oh, my soul
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Some hymnals show the author as "W. W. D.," one of Whittle's pseudonyms
Tune Information
Composer: Philip Paul Bliss, 1838-1876
Meter: CMD
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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