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

Full 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!

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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A Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Sunday School #d264
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music, for the Sunday-school #85Page Scan
Beall's Gospel Songs with supplement entitled Favorite Hymns #d183
Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #41Page Scan
Joy and Praise for Sunday Schools #d44
Junior Praises for use in junior societies and on special occasions #12Page Scan
Love and Praise #d171
Melodious Sonnets #73TextAudioPage Scan
Palmer's Book of Gems for the Sunday School: a new collection of favorite hymns and tunes for use inthe services of the church, the praise meeting, as well as for the choir and the home #100Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns No. 2, a Winnowed Collection for Evangelistic Services #d223
Songs of Love for the Bible School #d165
Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #30Page Scan
Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #95Page Scan
Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s95Page Scan
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #255Page Scan
The Carol #d236
The Revival No. 3: Suitable for All Kinds of Religious Meetings #146Page Scan
The Revival Wave: A Book of Revival Hymns and Music #91Page Scan
The Wave of Sunday School Song #d157
The Young People's Hymnal, adapted to the use of Sunday schools, Epworth leagues, prayer meetings, and revivals #173Page Scan
Trumpet Notes for the Temperance Battlefield #d170
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