Scripture Verse

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31


Richard Slater (1854–1939)

Words: Ri­chard Slat­er, in The Mu­sic­al Sal­va­tion­ist, De­cem­ber 1886.

Music: Her­bert H. Booth (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Slat­er,

Herbert H. Booth (1862–1926)


In the fight, say, does your heart grow wea­ry?
Do you find your path is rough and thor­ny?
And above the sky is dark and stor­my?
Never mind, go on!
Lay aside all fear, and on­ward press­ing,
Bravely fight, and God will give His bless­ing;
Though the war at times may prove dis­tress­ing,
Never mind, go on!


When the road we tread is rough,
Let us bear in mind, in our Sav­ior strength enough
We may al­ways find; though the fight­ing may be tough
Let our mot­to be: Go on, go on to vic­to­ry!

Faithful be, de­lay­ing not to follow
Where Christ leads, though it may be through sor­row;
If the strife should fierc­er grow to­mor­row,
Never mind, go on!
Cheerful be, it will your bur­dens light­en,
One glad heart will al­ways oth­ers bright­en;
Though the strife the cow­ard’s soul may fright­en,
Never mind, go on!


When down­heart­ed, look away to Je­sus,
Who for you did shed His blood most pr­ecious;
Let us say, though all the world should hate us;
Never mind, go on!
Do your best in fight­ing for your Sav­ior,
For His sake fear not to lose men’s fa­vor;
If be­side you should a com­rade wa­ver,
Never mind, go on!