Striving to Enter In

Representative Text

1 Striving to follow Jesus,
Even as He hath said;
Keeping the narrow pathway;
Going where He hath led!

Striving, Striving,
Striving a crown to win;
Striving, striving,
striving to enter in.

2 Striving to follow Jesus,
Even thro' good and ill;
Heeding his precious counsels,
Doing his holy will. [Refrain]

3 Striving to follow Jesus,
Even with willing feet;
Feeling his blessed guidance,
Hearing his voice so sweet. [Refrain]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #23

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Striving to follow Jesus
Title: Striving to Enter In
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: Striving, striving
Copyright: Public Domain



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