Lifting as we climb

Forward, ever forward, rally one and all

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Forward, ever forward, rally one and all]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Forward, ever forward!
Rally one and all;
Hear the Master’s “Onward!”
Like a bugle call,
Making paths of duty
Blossom into beauty,
From the blush of morning
To the even fall.

Forward, ever forward,
Lifting others as we climb!
Forward, ever forward,
While the bells of glory sweetly, sweetly chime.

2 Forward, ever forward!
Trusting love Divine;
Pass the happy watchword
All along the line;
Joyful hearts possessing,
Blest and made a blessing,
Showing other pilgrims
Where the sunbeams shine. [Refrain]

3 Forward, ever forward!
Daily let us rise;
Jesus leading onward,
Nearer to the skies;
Lifting up a brother,
Cheering one another;
Step by step advancing
Tow’rd the starry prize. [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #64

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Forward, ever forward, rally one and all
Title: Lifting as we climb
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Forward, ever forward, lifting others



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Hymns and Spiritual Songs #76

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #200

Selected Sunday School Songs #d35

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Sifted Wheat #64

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Sunshine #64

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