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Onward, pilgrim, don't delay

Onward, pilgrim, don't delay

Author: A. S. Doughty
Tune: [Onward, pilgrim, don't delay]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Onward, pilgrim, don’t delay;
Go rejoicing on the way
Rising higher ev’ry day,
While trav’ling up to Zion.

Refrain:
Going up higher, going up higher,
Higher up to Zion;
Going up higher, higher, higher,
To the city of our God.

2 In the way mark’d out of old,
Follow line of duty bold;
Then each danger you behold,
Will prove a chained lion. [Refrain]

3 Each step forward, up or down,
Met by scorn, rebuke, or frown,
Brings us nearer to the crown
We shall receive in Zion. [Refrain]

4 Sorrows and afflictions meet;
Dangers threaten, trials greet;
Fear not! Jesus guides the feet,
And points the way to Zion. [Refrain]

5 On the mount His praise prolong;
Pass the gloomy vale with song;
Richest blessings ever throng
The pilgrim’s way to Zion. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #85

Author: A. S. Doughty

Late 19th Century  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Onward, pilgrim, don't delay
Author: A. S. Doughty
Refrain First Line: Going up higher

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
Page Scan

Augsburg Songs No. 2 #171

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d242

The Crowning Triumph #d93

TextAudioPage Scan

The Helper in Sacred Song #85

The True Principles of the Science of Music #d23

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