Scripture Verse

…till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect Man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:13


Words: Will­iam Ben­nett, 1899.

Music: Bal­boa Park Asa Hull (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ben­nett (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Asa Hull (1828–1907)


Higher, high­er would I soar,
Rise where sin dis­turbs no more;
Nearer, near­er, Lord, to Thee,
Cleansed from all im­pu­ri­ty.


Oh, my Sav­ior, bro­ther, friend,
Let the cleans­ing show­ers de­scend,
Let me all Thy full­ness know,
Let the heal­ing wa­ters flow.

Upward, on­ward, be my flight,
Till the world is lost to sight;
Heav’nward all my thoughts as­cend,
Till my pil­grim­age shall end.


Onward, on­ward, be my cry,
From earth’s cares I fain would fly;
Pressing t’ward the heav’n­ly goal,
To the ha­ven of my soul.


Forward, for­ward, I will go,
Gladly leav­ing all be­low,
In the nar­row, trust­ful way,
Till I gain the realms of day.