Christ My Song - 1045
Onward, and upward, and forward today! - A Birthday Song
(Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
A Birthday Song.
2. Onward, and upward, and homeward the while!
Upward! thy sunlight the Saviour's own smile;
onward! his presence thy shade from the heat;
homeward! for home after exile is sweet.
3. Onward, and upward; be strong in the Lord!
He is thy Shield, thine Eternal Reward.
He is gone forward, thy place to prepare;
homeward thou'rt going to dwell with him there.
4. Onward, and upward! the call is divine;
rich is thy portion, for Jesus is thine.
Loved of the Lord with ineffable love,
bright is thy future – the glory above.
Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 69.