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In the struggle of life there's a conquest

Representative Text

1 In the struggle of life there's a conquest to win;
Would you break from the fetters that bind you to sin?
Would you vanquish the foe to the cause of the Right?
You must gird on your armor bright.
Persevere in all you do;
Looking up, your way pursue;
Toiling on till life is over,
With the faithful gone before.

Keep step! step! ever,
Keep step, keep step forever,
And the blessing of God will be yours to the end.
He will leave his children never.

2 Would you cast in your lot with the people of God,
Would you follow the path which the righteous have trod?
You must ever be fervent and watch unto pray'r,
And the cross daily learn to bear.
Live for Christ, yourselves deny,
Seek your treasures in the sky;
Marching on till life is over,
With the faithful gone before. [Refrain]

3 Would you strive for the prize at the end of the race?
You must go to the Lord for his wisdom and grace;
Unto him that o'ercometh, the promise is giv'n
Of a home and a crown in heav'n
Would you dwell forever there?
On the Saviour cast your care;
Pressing on till life is over,
With the faithful gone before. [Refrain]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #572

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the struggle of life there's a conquest
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Keep step, step ever



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #204

Christ in Song #d273

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Christ in Song #572

Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d119

Pure Gold for the Sunday School #d55

Sunday School Hymns of the Second Baptist Church ... Germantown #d35

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