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Strive For Eternal Day

O brother, strive! thy crown is not yet won

Author: Albina L. Bean
Tune: [O brother, strive! thy crown is not yet won]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O brother, strive! thy crown is not yet won;
Strive! for the night is coming on apace!
The day will soon be gone,
Soon will be closed the race—
O brother, strive!

Strive, strive, strive,
Strive for the narrow way,
Strive, strive, strive;
Strive for eternal day.

2 Strive! for a cloud of witnesses surround,
Each step is marked, of victory or defeat;
Then leave no vantage ground
For Satan’s wary feet—
O brother, strive! [Refrain]

3 Strive! tho’ thy way be darkened, rough and steep,
Thy Father’s hand shall guide thee thro’ the night;
Thy faltering footsteps keep,
Make all thy darkness light;
O brother, strive! [Refrain]

4 Strive! for the world ne’er offered prize like this,
A crown whose glory ages shall not dim!
God holds for thee such bliss,
Live thou for Him, for Him!
O brother, strive! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8261

Author: Albina L. Bean

Albina L. Bean was born on De­cem­ber 23, 1832, in Read­field, Maine. Albina was pos­si­bly a nick­name for El­mi­na. She died on May 28, 1885, in ei­ther Chel­sea, Mass­a­chu­setts, or Um, Pa­pua New Gui­nea, maybe because she took a missionary trip to New Guinea. NN, Hymnary editor. Source:  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O brother, strive! thy crown is not yet won
Title: Strive For Eternal Day
Author: Albina L. Bean
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Strive, strive, strive
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8261
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8261

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