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Onward, Ever Onward

Onward, ever onward, Journeying over the road

Author: Godfrey Thring
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Onward, ever onward,
Journeying o’er the road,
Won by saints before us,
Pressing on to God;
Leaving all behind us,
May we hasten on,
Backward never looking
Till the prize is won.

Onward, ever onward,
Pressing on the road,
Won by saints before us,
Pressing on to God.

2 Higher then and higher
Bear the ransomed soul,
Earthly toils forgotten,
Saviour, to its goal;
When in joys unthought of
Saints with angels sing,
Never weary raising,
Praises to their King. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #12

Author: Godfrey Thring

Godfrey Thring (b. Alford, Somersetshire, England, 1823; d. Shamley Green, Guilford, Surrey, England, 1903) was born in the parsonage of Alford, where his father was rector. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, England, he was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1847. After serving in several other parishes, Thring re­turned to Alford and Hornblotten in 1858 to succeed his father as rector, a position he retained until his own retirement in 1893. He was also associated with Wells Cathedral (1867-1893). After 1861 Thring wrote many hymns and published several hymnals, including Hymns Congregational (1866), Hymns and Sacred Lyrics (1874), and the respect­ed A Church of England Hymn Book Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Onward, ever onward, Journeying over the road
Title: Onward, Ever Onward
Author: Godfrey Thring
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns of Faith and Love #99

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The Helper in Sacred Song #12

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The School Hymnary #185

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