Upward, Ever Upward

Upward, ever upward, Glad allegiance bring

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Upward, ever upward] (Hall)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Upward, ever upward,
Glad allegiance bring;
Forward, still advancing,
Guided by our King;
Seeking heights of blessing,
Now to us unknown;
Seeking greater bounties
From the heav’nly throne.

Onward, upward!
Jesus is calling today;
Onward upward!
Joyfully trusting Him,
Heartily serving Him;
Onward, upward!
Doing His will as we pray;
Till in His glorious palace we sing
And greet Him our Saviour King.

2 Upward, ever upward,
Christ has gone before,
To His mounts of vision,
Calling evermore;
Upward, in a service,
Loving, full and free;
Pressing on with gladness,
Where His steps we see. [Refrain]

3 Upward, ever upward,
Ev’ry trustful soul!
Forward, tho’ before us,
Mighty billows roll!
God will open pathways
Thro’ the surging waves;
In the midst of danger,
Jesus rules and saves! [Refrain]

4 Upward, ever upward,
Leave the vale below,
For the brighter summits,
With His light aglow;
Helping up another,
With a ready hand;
“Come up, higher,” Christians!
‘Tis the Lord’s command. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #62

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 >

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First Line: Upward, ever upward, Glad allegiance bring
Title: Upward, Ever Upward
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Onward, upward, Jesus is calling today
Copyright: Public Domain


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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #62

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