Pressing On

With courage unfailing and prayer all prevailing

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [With courage unfailing and prayer all prevailing]
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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

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

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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: Public Domain


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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #110

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