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Onward, ever onward, Journeying o'er the road

Onward, ever onward, Journeying o'er the road

Author: Godfrey Thring
Tune: ST. THERESA
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.

Refrain:
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 o'er the road
Author: Godfrey Thring
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns of Faith and Love #99

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The Helper in Sacred Song #12

The School Hymnary #d150

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