Scripture Verse

You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:5

Introduction

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William Gaskell
1805–1884

Words: Will­iam Gas­kell, 1837.

Music: Wal­tham (Cal­kin) John B. Cal­kin, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cal­kin (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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John B. Calkin
1827–1905

Lyrics

Press on! press on! ye sons of light,
Untiring in your holy fight,
Still treading each temptation down,
And battling for a brighter crown.

Press on! press on! through toil and woe,
Calmly resolved to triumph go,
And make each dark and threatening ill
Yield but a higher glo­ry still.

Press on! press on! still look in faith
To Him who vanquished sin and death,
And, till you hear His high Well done,
True to the last, press on! press on!