Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.@Hebrews 12:2
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Eliza E. Hewitt (1851-1920)

Eliza E. Hewitt, in Living Hymns, edited by John Sweney & John Wanamaker (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1890), number 74.

John R. Sweney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney (1837-1899)

Onward still, and upward,
Follow evermore
Where our mighty leader
Goes in love before;
Looking unto Jesus,
Reach a helping hand
To a struggling neighbor,
Helping him to stand.

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Marching onward, upward,
Marching steadily, onward,
Jesus leads the way;
Marching onward, upward,
Onward unto glory,
To the perfect day.

Onward, ever onward,
Thro’ the pastures green,
Where the streams flow softly,
Under skies serene;
Or, if need be, upward,
O’er the rocky steep,
Trusting Him who guides us,
Strong to save and keep.

Refrain

Upward, ever upward,
Toward the radiant glow,
Far above the valley,
Where the mist hangs low;
On, with songs of gladness,
Till the march shall end,
Where ten thousand thousand
Hallelujahs blend.

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