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

Representative 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

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Calvary Songs #96

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d54

Carols of Peace for Christian Work and Worship #d39

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

Victory for Christian Work and Worship #d35

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