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

Thring, Godfrey, B.A., son of the Rev. J. G. D. Thring, of Alford, Somerset, was born at Alford, March 25, 1823, and educated at Shrewsbury School, and at Balliol College, Oxford, B.A. in 1845. On taking Holy Orders he was curate of Stratfield-Turgis, 1846-50; of Strathfieldsaye, 1850-53; and of other parishes to 1858, when he became rector of Alford-with-Hornblotton, Somerset. R.D. 1867-76. In 1876 he was preferred as prebend of East Harptree in Wells cathedral. Prebendary Thring's poetical works are:— Hymns Congregational and Others, 1866; Hymns and Verses, 1866; and Hymns and Sacred Lyrics, 1874. In 1880 he published A Church of England Hymnbook Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church throughout the Year; and in 1882, a revised and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Onward, ever onward, Journeying o'er the road
Author: Godfrey Thring

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