Forward, forward, there's a work to do

Forward, forward, there's a work to do

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Forward, forward! There’s a work to do]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Forward, forward! There’s a work to do;
Work that calls for valiant hearts, steady hands and true;
Forward, forward! Trusting in His name,
Who to rescue fallen souls, down from heaven came.

Forward, while the bells of peace are ringing,
Forward, while the gospel trumpet calls;
Forward, forward, forward! bravely singing,
Till we join the song beyond the jasper walls.

2 Forward, forward! Lift the standard high;
Blessed banner of the cross, victory is nigh;
Forward, forward! In our Savior’s might,
Overcoming ill with good, scattering the night. [Refrain]

3 Forward, forward! Go in tender love,
Speaking helpful words of cheer, pointing souls above;
Forward, forward! Ring it out anew,
There are starry crowns to win, there’s a work to do. [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #176

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, forward, there's a work to do
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Forward, while the bells of peace are ringing
Copyright: Public Domain


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Rodeheaver's Sunday School Songs #d40

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Williston Hymns #176

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