Better Further On

A gentle breeze from Eden's land

Author: Asa Hull
Tune: [A gentle breeze from Eden's land]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A gentle breeze from Eden’s land,
Wafts o’er the stream a heavenly song;
They’re singing on the shining strand,
That it’s better further on.

Chorus:
“It is better, it is better, it is better, it is better,
It is better, it is better, it is better, it is better,
It is better further on.”

2 I hear the soft, the glad refrain,
I catch the sound and then ‘tis gone;
They’re singing o’er and o’er again,
“It is better further on.” [Chorus]

3 By faith I look across the main,
Where lov’d ones have already gone,
Lo! they have caught the sweet refrain,
“It is better further on.” [Chorus]

4 Hope ever sings the self-same song,
To cheer the pilgrim, worn and wan.
Tho’ rough the road and, may be, long,
Yet, ‘tis better further on. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #198

Author: Asa Hull

Born: January 18, 1828, Keene, New York. As of 1895, Hull was a music publisher in New York City; his company was still operating as of 1910. His works include: Pilgrim’s Harp Casket Casket Complete Vestry Chimes; a Choice Collection of Sacred Music, Adapted to All Occasions of Social and Family Worship (Boston, Massachusetts: Degen, Estes, and Priest, circa 1864) Sparkling Rubies, with Harry Sanders (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson, 1871) Grove Songs No. 2 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Asa Hull, 1873) Garlands of Praise (New York: Daniel Knowles, 1874) The Golden Sheaf of Sunday-School Music, with Robert G. Staples (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Asa Hull, 1874) Temperance Glee (Oliver Dit… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A gentle breeze from Eden's land
Title: Better Further On
Author: Asa Hull
Refrain First Line: It is better, it is better

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Gospel Praise Book #d4

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d1

The Gem of Gems #d2

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