Cong. Hymn Book

ONWARD, Christian, though the region,

Where thou art, be drear and lone;

God has set a guardian legion

Very near thee, press thou on!


Listen, Christian, their Hosanna

Rolleth o’er thee, “God is Love.”

Write upon thy red-cross banner,

“Upward ever, heaven’s above.”


By the thorn-road, and none other,

Is the mount of vision won;

Tread it without shrinking, brother!

Jesus trod it, press thou on!


Be this world the wiser, stronger,

For thy life of pain and peace;

While it needs thee, oh, no longer

Pray thou for thy quick release.


Pray thou, Christian, daily, rather,

That thou be a faithful son;

By the prayer of Jesus, “Father,

Not My will, but Thine, be done!”


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