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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Press On

Our cause is needing all the good and true

Author: J. H. Fillmore
Tune: [Our cause is needing all the good and true]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Press on, press on,
The bugle notes are calling us to arm for fight;
Press on, press on,
For victory must ever crown the cause of right.

1 Our cause is needing all the good and true
There’s work enough for every one to do,
Oh, come and with us bravely take a stand
To drive the foe from out the land.

2 Each faithful soldier shall receive a crown
When comes the time to lay his armor down;
His work all done, his every conflict o’er
In peace he reigns forevermore. [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #100

Author: J. H. Fillmore

James Henry Fillmore USA 1849-1936. Born at Cincinnati, OH, he helped support his family by running his father's singing school. He married Annie Eliza McKrell in 1880, and they had five children. After his father's death he and his brothers, Charles and Frederick, founded the Fillmore Brothers Music House in Cincinnati, specializing in publishing religious music. He was also an author, composer, and editor of music, composing hymn tunes, anthems, and cantatas, as well as publishing 20+ Christian songbooks and hymnals. He issued a monthly periodical “The music messsenger”, typically putting in his own hymns before publishing them in hymnbooks. Jessie Brown Pounds, also a hymnist, contributed song lyrics to the Fillmore Music Hous… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our cause is needing all the good and true
Title: Press On
Author: J. H. Fillmore
Refrain First Line: Press on, press on



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TextAudioPage Scan

Gems and Jewels #100

Joy and Gladness #d99

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