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Ahead of Us, A Race to Run

Representative Text

1 Ahead of us, a race to run;
we fix our eyes on God the Son -
so looking at the past no more,
forgetting what has gone before,
with eager diligence we train
as for the prize ahead we strain,
until at last our course is done.

2 He calls us now to run the race,
the path we tread, the way of grace -
discarding every weight and load
to speed our way along the road;
and though the journey may be long,
the grace of God will keep us strong
until we stand before his face.

Source: Singing the New Testament #222

Author: Martin E Leckebusch

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Text Information

First Line: Ahead of us, a race to run
Title: Ahead of Us, A Race to Run
Author: Martin E Leckebusch
Language: English
Copyright: © 1999 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.



The Sunday school hymn writer William B. Bradbury (PHH 114) composed SOLID ROCK in 1863 for Edward Mote's "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less." The tune name derives from that song's refrain: "On Christ, the solid rock, I stand. . . .” Bradbury published SOLID ROCK in his 1864 children's collection…

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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Lift Up Your Hearts #870


Singing the New Testament #222

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