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Pressing On

With courage unfailing and prayer all prevailing

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [With courage unfailing and prayer all prevailing]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 With courage unfailing and pray’r all prevailing,
All evil assailing, we’re pressing on;
Our God goes before us, His banner is o’er us,
We shall be victorious, we’re pressing on.

We’re pressing on, constantly pressing on
To a victory complete,
For we cannot know defeat,
We’re pressing on
We’re pressing on
To a glorious victory, now and forever.

2 In God we’re confiding, in Jesus abiding,
Thro’ grace He’s providing, we’re pressing on;
His word never doubting, our enemies routing,
The victory shouting, we’re pressing on. [Refrain]

3 Out God is around us, tho’ foes may surround us,
They shall confound us, we’re pressing on;
Hell’s powers are shaking its fortresses quaking,
The daylight is breaking, we’re pressing on. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #110

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: With courage unfailing and prayer all prevailing
Title: Pressing On
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: We’re pressing on, constantly pressing on
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.