Brother, keep straight on in the Christian's race

Representative Text

1 Brother, keep straight on the Christian's race,
With your eyes on the heav'nly goal,
Where a rest remains for the tried and true
In the homeland of the soul.

Chorus:
The Christian's race is set before you,
Lay ev'ry weight and sin aside;
Keep ever onward, upward pressing,
The Lord Himself will be your guide;
A could of witnesses surround you,
The promised land before you lies;
Keep ever onward, upward pressing,
Tow'rd the mark for the prize.

2 Brother, keep straight on in the old-time way
Which our fathers before us trod;
Tho' the way be long, rough and toilsome, too,
And is stained with martyr's blood. [Chorus]

3 Brother, keep straight on, to the end endure,
And the goal shall at last be won;
Till your weary feet tread the golden street,
And you hear your Lord's "Well done." [Chorus]


Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #148

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

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First Line: Brother, keep straight on in the Christian's race
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: The Christian's race is set before you

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The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #148TextPage Scan
Treasury of Song #d28
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