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Let Us All Press On

Let us all press on in the work of the Lord

Author: Evan Stephens
Tune: COURAGE
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Let us all press on in the work of the Lord,
That when life is o’er we may gain a reward;
In the fight for right let us wield a sword,
The mighty sword of truth.

[Chorus:]
Fear not, though the enemy deride;
Courage, for the Lord is on our side.
We will heed not what the wicked may say,
But the Lord alone we will obey.

2. We will not retreat, though our numbers may be few
When compared with the opposite host in view;
But an unseen pow’r will aid me and you
In the glorious cause of truth. [Chorus]

3. If we do what’s right we have no need to fear,
For the Lord, our helper, will ever be near;
In the days of trial his Saints he will cheer,
And prosper the cause of truth. [Chorus]

Source: Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #243

Author: Evan Stephens

Evan Stephens (1854-1930) was a Welsh composer, conductor, and teacher. Born in Pencader, Carmarthenshire, Wales, he emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1866. He directed the vocal music program at the University of Utah from 1885 to 1900, and directed the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1890 to 1916. Stephens is remembered for his many contributions to the cultural growth of the state of Utah, his leadership of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and for the numerous hymns and songs he composed. - from the Library of Congress authority file Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let us all press on in the work of the Lord
Title: Let Us All Press On
Author: Evan Stephens
Refrain First Line: Fear not, though the enemy deride
Copyright: Public Domain

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