Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

Onward still, and upward

Onward still, and upward

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Onward still, and upward]
Published in 19 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Onward, still, and upward,
Follow evermore
Where our mighty Leader
Goes in love before;
"Looking unto Jesus,"
Reach a helping hand
To a struggling neighbor,
Helping him to stand.

Marching onward, upward,
Marching steadily, onward,
Jesus leads the way,
Marching onward, upward,
Onward unto glory,
To the perfect day.

2 Onward, ever onward,
Thro' the pastures green,
Where the streams flow softy,
Under skies serene;
Or, if need be, upward,
O'er the rocky steep,
Trusting him who guides us,
Strong to save and keep. [Chorus]

3 Upward, ever upward,
Toward the radiant glow,
Far above the valley,
Where the mist hangs low;
On, with songs of gladness,
Till the march shall end,
Where ten thousand thousand
Hallelujahs blend. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #72

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Onward still, and upward
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Marching onward, upward



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #11405TextScoreAudio
Include 18 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us