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Hark! a voice from Eden stealing

Hark! a voice from Eden stealing

Tune: [Hark! a voice from Eden stealing]
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Hark! a voice from Eden stealing,
Such as but to angels known,
Hope its song of cheer is singing,
"It is better farther on."

It is better farther on
It is better farther on,
It is better farther on,
It is better farther on.

2. Hope is singing, still is singing,
Softly in an under tone;
Singing as if God had taught it,
"It is better farther on." [Chorus]

3. Night and day it sings the same song,
Sings it when I sit alone;
Sings it so the heart may hear it,
"It is better farther on." [Chorus]

4. On the grave it sits and sings it,
Sings it when the heart would groan;
Sings it when the shadows darken,
"It is better farther on." [Chorus]

5. Farther on! Oh! how much farther?
Count the mile-stones one by one;
No! no counting, only trusting,
"It is better farther on." [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #106

Text Information

First Line: Hark! a voice from Eden stealing



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Gospel in Song #47

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #891

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New Harvest Bells #216

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New Life No. 2 #139

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The Golden Sheaf No. 2 #188

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The Gospel Awakening #106

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