Press along

Far beyond all the reaches of our vision here

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Far beyond all the reaches of our vision here]
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1 Far beyond all the reaches of our vision here,
Is a bright and happy home on high;
And sometime in the dawning of that morning clear,
We shall reach the pearly Gates by and by.

Refrain:
Then press along, the press along,
Keep your faces turned t’ward the sky,
Never be discouraged for God’s Word says
We shall reach the Pearly Gates by and by.

2 Though at times we grow weary when the road seems long,
And for rest up yonder oft we sigh;
Yet this blessed assurance keeps our courage strong,
We shall reach the pearly Gates by and by. [Refrain]

3 Many friends have departed for that land so fair,
And have found those mansions in the sky;
Very soon we will join them in that home up there,
When we reach the pearly Gates by and by. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #122

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: Far beyond all the reaches of our vision here
Title: Press along
Author: Johnson Oatman
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