Climb on, Climb on Young Friend

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1 Climb on, climb on, young friend.
Follow the pathway leading above.
Although the fields below with mist are shrouded,
friend, still climb on.
High above o'er the peaks
The sun is shining in splendor bright.
Along the narrow way,
Keep pressing on, young friend, still climb on.

2 Climb on, climb on, with faith.
Follow the pathway leading above.
Although the wind and rain with fury block the way,
friend, climb on.
Up above the dark clouds
The air is clear and the sky is blue.
Have faith in God's great power,
And bravely trusting it, still climb on.

3 Help to each other give
along the pathway leading above.
If someone fallen be, and stricken down
with pain on the way,
Tend with care to their needs,
And comfort give with the hands of love.
Pointing to peaks on high,
Climb on together, friend, still climb on.

Source: Hymns from the Four Winds: a collection of Asian American hymns #108

Author: Yūki Kō

(Precise birth and death dates: 1896.4.16-1985.1.27) Born in 1896 in Tottori Prefecture, he was educated at Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya. In 1921, he was installed as the pastor of Tokyo Futaba Independent Church, the predecessor of the Kyodan’s Higashi Nakano Church.He also was a lecturer at Aoyama Gakuin University and a member of the Board of the Christian School of Music. He passed away in 1985. - (19 April 2021) Go to person page >

Translator: George Gish

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Text Information

First Line: Climb on, climb on, young friend
Title: Climb on, Climb on Young Friend
Author: Yūki Kō (1940)
Translator: George Gish (1980)
Source: Japanese
Language: English
Publication Date: 1983
Copyright: Words by Kō Yūki, used by permission of JASRAC


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Hymns from the Four Winds #108

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