Scripture Verse

Let us go up to Zion unto the Lord our God. Jeremiah 31:6


George C. Hugg

Words: A. S. Dough­ty, in The Crown­ing Tri­umph, ed­it­ed by George C. Hugg & Frank L. Arm­strong (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: F. A. North, 1879).

Music: George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Dough­ty’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Onward, pilgrim, don’t delay;
Go rejoicing on the way,
Rising higher every day,
While traveling up to Zion.


Going up higher, going up higher,
Higher up to Zion;
Going up higher, higher, higher,
To the city of our God.

In the way marked out of old,
Follow line of duty bold;
Then each danger you behold
Will prove a chainèd lion.


Each step forward, up or down,
Met by scorn, rebuke, or frown,
Brings us nearer to the crown
We shall receive in Zion.


Sorrows and afflictions meet;
Dangers threaten, trials greet;
Fear not! Jesus guides the feet
And points the way to Zion.


On the mount His praise prolong;
Pass the gloomy vale with song;
Richest blessings ever throng
The pilgrim’s way to Zion.