Press forward soldier of the Lord

Press forward soldier of the Lord

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [Press forward, soldier of the Lord]
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1 Press forward, soldier of the Lord,
Press on without delay;
Press on to win the blest reward,
Press on in faith today.

Refrain:
Forgetting the things which are behind,
Let all thy doubts be o’er;
Forgetting the things which are behind,
Oh, reach for the things before!
Press forward! press forward!
Tho’ all thy way be dark;
Press forward! press forward!
Press ever toward the mark.

2 Press forward, soldier of the cross,
Stay not in all the plain;
Press on, nor stay for pain or loss,
Till thou the prize shalt gain. [Refrain]

3 Press forward, soldier of the right,
Stay not for doubt or sin;
Press on, in darkness or in light,
Till thou the vict’ry win. [Refrain]

4 Press on, and keep thy purpose true,
Press on, whate’er betide;
Say ever, this one thing I do,
And Christ shall be my guide. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #133

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

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