I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.@Philippians 3:14
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Albert Midlane (1825-1909)

Albert Midlane, in A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (Wisbech, England: Gardiner & Company, 1873), number 660 (refrain from Royal Diadem).

Baytown William F. Sherwin, in Royal Diadem, edited by Robert Lowry & W. Howard Doane (New York/Chicago, Illinois: Biglow & Main, 1873), number 111 (πŸ”Š pdf nwc).

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William F. Sherwin (1826-1888)

Onward, upward, homeward,
Hastily I flee:
From this world of sorrow,
With my Lord to be;
Onward to the glory,
Upward to the prize,
Homeward to the mansions
Far above the skies.

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Onward to the glory,
Upward to the prize,
Homeward to the mansions
Far above the skies.

Onward, upward, homeward,
Here I find no rest;
Treading o’er the desert
Which my Savior pressed;
Onward, upward homeward,
I shall soon be there;
Soon its joys and pleasures
I, through grace, shall share.

Refrain

Onward, upward, homeward,
Come along with me;
Ye who love the Savior,
Bear me company;
Onward, upward, homeward,
Press with vigor on;
Yet a little while,
And the race is won.

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