1 Does sin beset your daily path,
Until your courage fails?
O Christian, pray and wrestle ‘til
Your faith o’er all prevails.
Climb higher and higher, until the heights you view,
Press onward and upward, your strength renew;
Climb higher and higher and reach your heart’s desire,
O Christian, claim your blessing,
Climb higher and higher.
2 Be not content until you win
The blessing meant for you;
For God has promised and you know
His word is ever true. [Refrain]
3 If in the watches of the night
Your form is racked with pain;
Let faith perform her willing task
And give you strength again. [Refrain]
4 Climb higher, Christian, ‘til your soul
With Christ shall be as one;
Nor be content until He speaks
Thy glorious vict’ry won. [Refrain]
Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >