Battling for the Right

Pressing forward our cause to win

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [Pressing forward our cause to win]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Pressing forward our cause to win,
Conqu’ring ever the hosts of sin,
God’s strong arm we are trusting in,
Battling for the right.

Refrain:
Forward all! let our watchword be,
Let it echo from sea to sea,
In His strength we shall victors be,
Battling for the right.

2 Pressing on ‘neath the noontide’s glow;
Caring not when the rough winds blow,
Pausing not till the foe lies low,
Battling for the right. [Refrain]

3 Pressing forward, a fearless band,
Always under the Lord’s command,
Till as victors we take our stand,
Battling for the right. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #70

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Pressing forward our cause to win
Title: Battling for the Right
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: Forward all let our watchword be
Copyright: Public Domain

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Christian Hymns #d138

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Gospel Carols #98

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Gospel Herald in Song #70

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Inspiring songs No. 1 #67

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Sunshine No. 2 #18

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