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Faint, Yet Pursuing

Faint, yet pursuing, we press our way

Author: Sophia Griswold (1877)
Tune: [Faint, yet pursuing, we press our way]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Faint, yet pursuing, we press our way,
Up to the glorious gates of day;
Following Him who has gone before,
Over the path to the brighter shore.

Refrain
Faint, yet pursuing, from day to day,
Over the sure and the blood-marked way;
Strengthen and keep us, O Savior, friend,
Ever pursuing, unto life’s end.

2. Faint, yet pursuing, whate’er befall,
He who has died for us, died for all;
So should they come, as a mighty throng
Bearing His banner aloft with song. [Refrain]

3. Faint, yet pursuing, till eventide,
Under the cross of the Crucified;
Knowing, when darkly are skies o’ercast,
Sorrow and sighing will end at last. [Refrain]

4. Faint, yet pursuing, the eye afar
Sees thro’ the darkness the morning star,
Shedding its ray for the weary feet,
Keeping the way, to the golden street. [Refrain]

Author: Sophia Griswold

Sophia (Paulina) Taylor Griswold Canada/USA 1828-1903. Born in Canada, she moved to the U.S. and lived in Chicago, IL. She married Dr William R Griswold, a native of New York, and they had one daughter, Eva. She was a poet who wrote hymn lyrics for tunes composed by hymnists George Root, Philip Bliss, George Stebbins and others. She died in Chicago. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Faint, yet pursuing, we press our way
Title: Faint, Yet Pursuing
Author: Sophia Griswold (1877)
Meter: 9.9.9.9 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Faint, yet pursuing, from day to day
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #1410
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