1 Forward still! Forward still!
Zion, rise and onward move;
Let thy light be brightly glowing,
Cease not from thy early love:
Seek the Fount of life that's flowing;
Strait the gate, yet on with steadfast will.
Forward still! Forward still!
2 Firm endure! Firm endure!
Zion, though with every breath
Anguish, scorn and grief swell o'er thee,
Be thou faithful unto death:
See the crown of life before thee;
E'en the serpent's sting hath found a cure.
Firm endure! Firm endure!
3 Follow not! Follow not!
Zion, follow not the world:
Vain its pledge to make thee greater,
Vain its bribes, its gifts impearled;
Be no dragon's slave, no traitor;
Zion, soon the promise is forgot.
Follow not! Follow not!
4 On once more! On once more!
Zion, in thy might, display
Brother-love, all warm and fervent;
Show the love of Christ, today,
Wrought by Him, in thee, His servant:
Zion, through the widely opened door,
On once more! On once more!
5 Still hold fast! Still hold fast!
Be thou faithful as of old,
Lukewarm let not Jesus find thee,
On, soon comes thy crown of gold!
On, forget what is behind thee;
Zion, in the battle's strife, at last,
Still hold fast! Still hold fast!
Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #217
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Apostolic Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Translations of Hymns ... in the "Zions Harfe" #d43||Forward still, forward still, Zion||Forward still, forward still, Zion||Johann Eusebius Schmidt||1921|
|Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #217||Forward still! Forward still!||Forward still! Forward still!||C. A. Miller; J. E. Schmidt||1918||Reformation, Church, Missions ||