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Onward Pressing

Toward the mark my feet are pressing

Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth
Tune: [Toward the mark my feet are pressing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 T’ward the mark my feet are pressing,
On the list my name shall be;
To the race myself addressing,
’Till the bright reward I see.

O the race, the race I’m winning!
Onward! onward let me fly!
O the race! ’tis now beginning,
Onward! onward till I die.

2 T’ward the mark my feet are pressing,
Sin in vain her snares shall spread;
Tho’ I stumble, still progressing,
Safely by the Spirit led. [Refrain]

3 T’ward the mark I’m daily pressing,
Death shall clasp my feet in vain;
’Tis the goal where waits the blessing,
Dying, shall with Christ, be gain. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12669

Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Toward the mark my feet are pressing
Title: Onward Pressing
Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth
Refrain First Line: O the race, the race I'm winning
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #12669
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #12669

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