I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.@Philippians 3:14

Mrs. E. C. Ells­worth, in Pre­cious Jew­els, ed­it­ed by J. H. Les­lie & R. B. Ma­haf­fey (New York: C. M. Ca­dy, 1878), page 78.

Altoona M. P. Suter (🔊 pdf nwc).

T’ward the mark my feet are pressing,
On the list my name shall be;
To the race myself addressing,
’Till the bright reward I see.

Refrain

O the race, the race I’m winning!
Onward! onward let me fly!
O the race! ’tis now beginning,
Onward! onward till I die.

T’ward the mark my feet are pressing,
Sin in vain her snares shall spread;
Tho’ I stumble, still progressing,
Safely by the Spirit led.

Refrain

T’ward the mark I’m daily pressing,
Death shall clasp my feet in vain;
’Tis the goal where waits the blessing,
Dying, shall with Christ, be gain.

Refrain