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Farther On

Farther on, what joys await us

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [Farther on, what joys await us]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Farther on, what joys await us,
In the palace of our King!
Looking up, with hearts expectant,
Of the future we may sing.

Farther on, the way grows brighter:—
Father on, the light grows clear;—
We shall see, with perfect vision,
What is dimly mirrored here.

2 Hopes may fail, and joys elude us,
Treasures flutter from our hold;
Farther on, where faith is pointing,
Lies the land of bliss untold. [Refrain]

3 Thro’ the darkest night of sorrow,
If the soul on Christ be stayed;
Shines afar, a bright tomorrow;
Where the light shall never fade. [Refrain]

4 Thro’ the wintry storms of trouble,
Faith discerns yon country blest;
Where abides eternal springtime,
Love and joy and peace and rest. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #134

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Farther on, what joys await us
Title: Farther On
Author: Flora Kirkland
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Northfield Hymnal #17

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Sacred Songs No. 2 #134

Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d41

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Standard Hymns and Spiritual Songs #362

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Young People's Songs of Praise #120

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