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Hope is singing, singing sweetly

Hope is singing, singing sweetly

Author: Joseph Parker
Tune: [Hope is singing, singing sweetly]
Published in 15 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Hope is singing, singing sweetly,
Softly in an under tone,
Singing as if God had taught it
"It is better farther on,"
Singing as if God had taught it,
"It is better farther on."

Refrain:
It is better farther on,
It is better farther on,
Sweetly whispers Hope,
"It's better farther on,"
Then with Jesus and the blest
We shall ever be at rest,
We shall ever be at rest farther on.

2 Night and day it singeth sweetly,
Singeth while I sit alone;
Singeth so the heart may hear it,
"It is better farther on,"
Singeth so the heart may hear it,
"It is better farther on." [Refrain]

3 Farther on, oh, how much farther?
Count the mile-stones one by one?
No! no counting, only trusting,
"It is better farther on,"
No! no counting, only trusting,
"It is better farther on." [Refrain]

Source: Calvary Songs #96

Author: Joseph Parker

Parker, Joseph, D.D., s. of a stonemason, was born at Hexham, Northumberland, April 9, 1830, and d. at Hampstead, London, Nov. 28, 1902. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hope is singing, singing sweetly
Author: Joseph Parker
Refrain First Line: It is better farther on

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Calvary Songs #96TextAudioPage Scan
Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d54
Carols of Peace for Christian Work and Worship #d39
Echoes from Zion: for the prayer meeting, camp-meeting, family circle, and all seasons of religious interest #57Page Scan
Glory and Praise: a collection of beautiful Sunday-school songs selected chiefly from The children's hallelujah #123Page Scan
Gospel Trio of Sacred Song for Gospel Meetings, Christian Associations and Young People's Societies for Christian Work #32Page Scan
Great Joy! : a new and favorite collection of hymns and music, for gospel meetings, prayer, temperance, and camp meetings, and Sunday schools #87Page Scan
Life and Light No.2 #d37
Ministry of Song #d42
Our Cumberland Presbyterian Hymnal #d108
Songs of the Savior's Love #d74
Songs of the Soul #d45
Songs of the Soul #d56
The Morning Star: a collection of new sacred songs, for the Sunday school, prayer meeting, and the social circle #74
Victory for Christian Work and Worship #d35
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