There's a heavenly race

There's a heavenly race

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [There's a heavenly race]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 There’s a heav’nly race
That our feet must run,—
Till the goal is won;
Tho’ the hosts of sin
Rise on ev’ry hand,
We will forward go
To the promised land.

There’s a crown of victory,
Crown of victory,
Waiting for us thro’ his boundless grace;
There’s a crown of victory,
Crown of victory,
When we shall see him face to face.

2 There’s a heav’nly race!
We must cast away
Ev’ry hind’ring weight,
Lest our feet should stray;
Jesus call us on,—
Hear his sweet voice sound,—
“Christian, follow me
To the higher ground.” [Refrain]

3 There’s a heav’nly race!
We must win the prize
Ere the sunlight fades
In the glowing skies;
Let us watch and pray,
Tho’ the road be long;
God will tune our lips
To the victor’s song. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #62

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as 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: There's a heavenly race
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: There's a crown of victory
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices #62

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