Wouldst Thou Strengthen Thy Soul
Wouldst thou strengthen thy soul for life’s stern endeavor,
Courageously meet all thy foes with a song;
Tho’ many and fierce, thou canst still overcome them,
Take this for thy motto, “Keep pressing right on.”
Yes, ever keep pressing ring on;
Yes, ever keep pressing ring on.
Keep pressing right on when the way is the darkest,
And when the great sea-billows roll o’er thy head;
When friends are forsaking, and foes are combining,
And all of earth’s pleasure are withered and dead.
Faint not, but keep pressing ring on;
Faint not, but keep pressing ring on.
Keep pressing right on, for the Savior is near thee;
He heareth thy cry, and He knoweth thy fears;
His arm is all-powerful, He will uphold thee;
The light of His smile makes a bow of thy tears.
Keep joyously pressing right on;
Keep joyously pressing right on.
Keep pressing right on, for the crown is awaiting,
And splendors untold in the city abide;
And swift-rolling ages its joys are enhancing,
Where Christ keeps His own, sheltered close by His side.
Till He calls thee, keep pressing right on;
Till He calls thee, keep pressing right on.