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.

“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



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Gospel Praise Book #d4

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d1

The Gem of Gems #d2

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