11506. Ever Onward

1 Whither are you going, pilgrims of a day?
Tarry but a moment, rest you on your way;
No, we cannot linger here, day is waning fast;
We must reach the haven ere the light is past.

Onward, ever onward, tho’ by tempest driven;
O how sweet the promise, we shall rest in Heav’n!

2 You will soon be weary, pilgrims of a day,
Trials are before you, dangers in your way;
Still by faith we’ll journey on, tho’ our path be drear;
If the Savior lead us, what have we to fear? [Refrain]

3 Pilgrims, are you going where the angels’ song
O’er the fields of glory gently floats along?
Yes, we seek the better land, lovely, pure and fair,
Where no grief can enter — will you meet us there? [Refrain]

4 May we journey with you, pilgrims of a day?
Will you help us onward in the heavenly way?
Come, we gladly bid you come, day is waning fast,
We must reach the haven, ere the light is past. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Whither are you going, pilgrims of a day?
Title: Ever Onward
Author: Fanny Crosby
Refrain First Line: Onward, ever onward
Language: English
Source: Pure Gold for the Sunday School by Robert Lowry and W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1871)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Hubert Platt Main
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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