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Running the Race

On, though thy way may be dreary

Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth
Tune: [On, though thy way may be dreary]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On, tho’ thy way may be dreary,
On, tho’ thou see not the end;
On, and O, look not behind thee,
Joy shall thy steps soon attend.

Run, the, the race set before thee,
Casting aside ev’ry sin;
O, for the bliss set before thee,
Run, and the prize thou shalt win.

2 On, tho’ thy feet may be weary,
Yonder remaineth a rest;
Sit thou not down, nor yet loiter,
On, and thy soul shall be blest. [Chorus]

3 On, for thy time quickly passeth,
Day is with thee on the wane;
On, lest the night should o’ertake thee,
Ere the reward thou obtain. [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #206a

Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On, though thy way may be dreary
Title: Running the Race
Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth
Refrain First Line: Run, then, the race set before thee
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d100

TextAudioPage Scan

Gospel Praise Book. #206a

The Gem of Gems #d109

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