On! On! On!

Press on, renew the battle

Author: J. D. Van DeVenter
Tune: [Press on, renew the battle]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Press on, renew the battle,
Nor lay the armor down;
Cease not to do your duty,
But strive to win the crown;
Fear not nor get discouraged,
But sound the battle cry;
Yield not but keep advancing,
We’ll conquer by and by.

Refrain:
On! on! on!
Press on against the foe;
All in line,
Be steady as you go.
On! on! on!
Keep ever in the fray;
Forward march,
Until we win the day.

2 The nations must be taken,
The people we must win;
The millions we must rescue,
Now going down in sin;
They’re looking, waiting, longing
For us to cross the sea;
They’re lost and need the gospel,
They’re slaves and must be free. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #67

Author: J. D. Van DeVenter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Press on, renew the battle
Title: On! On! On!
Author: J. D. Van DeVenter
Refrain First Line: On! on! on
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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