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343. It Is Better Farther On

1 Hark! I hear Hope sweetly singing
Softly in an undertone,
Singing as if God had taught her,
“It is better farther on.”
Night and day I hear her singing—
Singing while I sit alone,
Singing so my heart may hear it,
“It is better farther on.”

2 When my faith took hold on Jesus,
Light divine within me shone,
And I know since that glad moment,
“It is better farther on.”
I have plunged into the fountain,
Flowing free for everyone;
I am saved and Hope is singing,
“It is better farther on.”

3 Farther on, but how much farther?
Count the milestones one by one;
No, no counting, only trusting—
“It is better farther on.”
Rest, my soul, in hope forever,
all my doubts and fears are gone;
Jesus is my Savior, Keeper—
“It is better farther on.”

Text Information
First Line: Hark! I hear Hope sweetly singing
Title: It Is Better Farther On
Author: Unknown (1877)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Scripture: Philippians 3:13-14
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/It_Is_Better_Farther_On); Andrew L. Byers, " Back in Ohio Fields," Birth of a Reformation, 1921; Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (3); The Gospel Trumpet Compa
Tune Information
Name: [Hark! I hear Hope sweetly singing]
Arranger: L. Thompson (1911)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: G Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/It_Is_Better_Farther_On); Andrew L. Byers, " Back in Ohio Fields," Birth of a Reformation, 1921; Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (3); The Gospel Trumpet Compa



Media
MIDI file: It_Is_Better_Farther_On.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/It_Is_Better_Farther_On)

Products
Farther On



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