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