Words: , A Book of Hymns, 1846.

Music: Wil­mot, ; ar­ranged by , Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: J. H. Wil­kins & R. B. Car­ter, 1844).

Onward, Christian, though the region
Where thou art be drear and lone;
God has set a guardian legion
Very near thee; press thou on.

By the thorn road, and none other,
Is the mount of vision won;
Tread it without shrinking, brother,
Jesus trod it; press thou on.

Be this world the wiser, stronger,
For thy life of pain and peace;
While it needs thee, oh, no longer
Pray thou for thy quick release.

Pray thou, Christian, daily rather
That thou be a faithful son,
By the prayer of Jesus, “Father
Not my will, but Thine, be done.”