Now begin the heavenly race, The Savior calls

Now begin the heavenly race, The Savior calls

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Now begin the heavenly race]
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1. Now begin the heavenly race—
The Savior calls today;
Let us early seek His face,
And early learn to pray.

Hand in hand we’ll journey on,
Reaching forward to the prize,
Hoping, trusting in the Lord,
Where all our vigor lies.

2. He who left His Father’s throne,
To suffer, bleed and die,
He who made our grief His own,
Will every want supply. [Refrain]

3. They who on His name believe,
And patiently endure,
Life eternal shall receive,
And find His mercy sure. [Refrain]

4. Now begin the heavenly race,
No more, no more delay;
To the healing fount of grace,
Rejoicing, haste away. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2127

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton, Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y., March 24, 1820. She became… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now begin the heavenly race, The Savior calls
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Hand in hand we'll journey on



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