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Toiling Up the Narrow Way

Toiling up the narrow way

Author: J. H. Fillmore
Tune: [Toiling up the narrow way]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Toiling up the narrow way,
Toiling on, toiling on,
To the land of endless day,
Toiling on, toiling on;
We shall neither faint nor fear
With our Helper always near,
Though the way be dark and drear,
Toiling on, toiling on.

We will gladly sing praise to Christ our King
For the blessings of the journey day by day,
And with heart and voice in His name rejoice,
While we bravely bear the trials of the way.

2 Tho’ the journey may be long,
Toiling on, toiling on,
With a purpose true and strong,
Toiling on, toiling on;
We will never quail or cow’r
Trusting in our Leader’s pow’r,
To uphold us ev’ry hour,
Toiling on, toiling on. [Chorus]

3 When we reach the pearly gate,
Toiling on, toiling on,
Where the ransom’d for us wait,
Toiling on, toiling on
With the sav’d around the throne
We will praise the Holy One,
Who, thro’ grace, has brought us home,
Toiling on, toiling on. [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #72

Author: J. H. Fillmore

James Henry Fillmore USA 1849-1936. Born at Cincinnati, OH, he helped support his family by running his father's singing school. He married Annie Eliza McKrell in 1880, and they had five children. After his father's death he and his brothers, Charles and Frederick, founded the Fillmore Brothers Music House in Cincinnati, specializing in publishing religious music. He was also an author, composer, and editor of music, composing hymn tunes, anthems, and cantatas, as well as publishing 20+ Christian songbooks and hymnals. He issued a monthly periodical “The music messsenger”, typically putting in his own hymns before publishing them in hymnbooks. Jessie Brown Pounds, also a hymnist, contributed song lyrics to the Fillmore Music Hous… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Toiling up the narrow way
Title: Toiling Up the Narrow Way
Author: J. H. Fillmore
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We will gladly sing praise
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gems and Jewels #72

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Notes of Praise #64

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