Would you gain the best in life

Would you gain the best in life

Author: C. R. Blackall
Tune: [Would you gain the best in life]
Published in 21 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Would you gain the best in life?
Win the prize ‘mid all the strife?
Hold your place thro’ troubles rife?
With the right keep step!
Know the world is watching you;
Be sincere in all you do;
With the good, the pure, and true,
Ever firm keep step!

Refrain:
Keep step, keep step ever,
Keep step, keep step ever,
Keep step, keep step,
Keep step, keep step ever.

2 Life is more than idle play;
It will quickly pass away;
Use aright each golden day;
With the good keep step!
There are earnest pressing needs,
Filled alone by purest deeds;
Happy he the call who heeds—
With the true keep step! [Refrain]

3 Look beyond the present hour;
Never yield to Satan’s power;
Tho’ above the clouds may lower,
With the truth keep step!
Onward press! nor, on the way,
Loiter once or waste the day;
God and truth and right all say,
Strong in faith, keep step! [Refrain]

Source: Melodious Sonnets #73

Author: C. R. Blackall

Blackall, Christopher Ruby, M.D., born in New York State, 1830, and educated for the medical profession. For 15 years he followed his profession, including service in the army during the civil war. Subsequently he managed, for 14 years, a branch of the Baptist Publication Society, taking at the same time great interest in Sunday School work. He edited the Advanced Bible Lesson Quarterly, for 3 years, and also Our Little Ones. 1. The prize is set before us. Heaven anticipated. This is one of Dr. Blackall's most popular hymns for children. It was written in 1874 for the Sunday School of 2nd Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois, and set to music by H. R. Palmer. It first appeared in Palmer's Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874, fro… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Would you gain the best in life
Author: C. R. Blackall
Refrain First Line: Keep step, keep step, ever

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Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)

A Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Sunday School #d264

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music, for the Sunday-school #85

Beall's Gospel Songs with supplement entitled Favorite Hymns #d183

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Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #41

Joy and Praise for Sunday Schools #d44

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Junior Praises for use in junior societies and on special occasions #12

Love and Praise #d171

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Melodious Sonnets #73

Pentecostal Hymns No. 2, a Winnowed Collection for Evangelistic Services #d223

Songs of Love for the Bible School #d165

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Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #30

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Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #95

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Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s95

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Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #255

The Carol #d236

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The Revival No. 3: Suitable for All Kinds of Religious Meetings #146

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The Revival Wave: A Book of Revival Hymns and Music #91

The Wave of Sunday School Song #d157

Trumpet Notes for the Temperance Battlefield #d170

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