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The way will grow brighter

Onward, brother, onward

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Onward, brother, onward]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Onward, brother, onward,
In the shining way;
God will make the path more bright,
More bright every day.

Onward, brother, onward,
To the perfect day,
God will strew thy path with light,
With light all the way.

2 Upward, brother, upward,
To the home on high;
Light will be more clear and bright,
More bright from the sky. [Refrain]

3 Forward, brother, forward,
And the God of love
Will each day send clearer light,
Clear light from above. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #30

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Onward, brother, onward
Title: The way will grow brighter
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman