[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series]
No lingering look at failures past,
no longing glance at follies cast
away, nor on successes dwell,
press on to know your Saviour well.
Don’t falter, give up, when you fail
– your cry for mercy will prevail,
reach out, hold tight he’ll help you rise,
press on as Jesus grace supplies.
Press on when service seems so dull,
watch out – the world and flesh may pull,
so read his Word, press on, well fed
towards the goal of heaven ahead.
Look back in thankfulness at all
he did for you, his sufferings full
to pardon gain, he soon will come,
so persevere, preserved: press on!
(I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Philippians3:12)
Tune: LM eg Fulda, Tune of 'Jesus your blood and righteousness'