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Shoulder to shoulder, pressing on with prayer

Shoulder to shoulder, pressing on with prayer

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Shoulder to shoulder] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Shoulder to shoulder,
Pressing on with prayer;
One the road we journey
One the name we bear.
One great foe confronts us,
‘Tis the host of sin;
One great faith unites us;
Only thus we win.

Marching, marching, marching on together,
Working, working, working hand in hand;
Marching, marching on to holy warfare,
On to brightest glory in Immanuel’s land.

2 Shoulder to shoulder,
In the work of life;
Never room for envy,
Never time for strife.
Faithful, true, and earnest,
On the whitening field,
So shall Christian labor
Golden harvests yield. [Refrain]

3 Shoulder to shoulder,
One in blest accord,
Following one Master,
Worshiping one Lord.
Closer grows our union;
Oh, the mighty bond!
One sweet love constraining,
One bright home beyond. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #133

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: Shoulder to shoulder, pressing on with prayer
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Marching, marching, marching
Copyright: Public Domain



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Joyful Sound #133

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Sunshine #12

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The Sacred Trio #299

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