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Heaven is Not Far Away

Heaven is not far away

Author: C. E. Leslie
Tune: [Heaven is not far away] (Leslie)
Published in 17 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Heaven is not far away,
When Jesus is near;
Give your heart to him today,
When Jesus is near.
Place your trust in this dear Friend,
He will keep you to the end;
Heaven is not far away,
When Jesus is near.

2 Will you not repent, believe,
When Jesus is near?
Peace and pardon now receive,
When Jesus is near.
He will not your pray'r refuse,
Come and now the Saviour choose;
Heaven is not far away,
When Jesus is near.

3 Are you coming home to-day?
When Jesus is near?
Do not longer stay away,
When Jesus is near.
Cast your burdens on the Lord,
He has promised in his word
Heaven is not far away,
When Jesus is near.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #132

Author: C. E. Leslie

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Text Information

First Line: Heaven is not far away
Title: Heaven is Not Far Away
Author: C. E. Leslie
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When Jesus is near
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10246
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The Cyber Hymnal #10246

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