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Better Further On

Have the days been filled with blessings

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [Have the days been filled with blessings]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have the days been filled with blessings;
Has your pathway brightly shone
With the presence of the Master?
It is better farther on.

Farther on! farther on!
Count the mile-stones one by one;
Jesus will forsake you never,
It is better farther on.

2 Does your kind and loving Saviour,
With His tender mercies crown
Ev’ry swiftly passing moment?
It is better farther on. [Refrain]

3 Have you felt His strong arms ‘round you
When you thought you walk’d alone?
He will fold you closer, nearer,
It is better farther on. [Refrain]

4 Peace of God, so sweet, so precious,
In its fullness have you known?
You may have still greater measure,
It is better farther on. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Faith and Hope #146

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have the days been filled with blessings
Title: Better Further On
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Farther on, farther on, count the milestones
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of Faith and Hope #146

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Songs of Help #31

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The Epworth Hymnal No. 3 #45

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