How far from home I asked, as onAuthor: Annie Rebekah Smith (1853)
Tune: 'TIS MIDNIGHT HOUR
Published in 10 hymnals
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1 How far from home? I asked, as on
I bent my steps—the watchman spake:
“The long, dark night is almost gone,
The morning soon will break.
Then weep no more, but speed thy flight,
With Hope’s bright star thy guiding ray,
Till thou shalt reach the realms of light,
In everlasting day.”
2 I asked the warrior on the field;
This was his soul-inspiring song:
“With courage bold, the sword I’ll wield,
The battle is not long.
Then weep no more, but well endure
The conflict, till thy work is done;
For this we know, the prize is sure,
When victory is won.”
3 I asked again; earth, sea, and sun
Seemed, with one voice, to make reply:
“Time’s wasting sands are nearly run,
Eternity is nigh.
Then weep no more—with warning tones,
Portentous sights are thick’ning round,
The whole creation, waiting, groans,
To hear the trumpet sound.”
4 Not far from home! O blessed thought!
The trav’ler’s lonely heart to cheer;
Which oft a healing balm has brought,
And dried the mourner’s tear.
Then weep no more, since we shall meet
Where weary footsteps never roam—
Our trials past, our joys complete,
Safe in our Father’s home.
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #439||How far from home? I asked, as on I bent my steps||TIS MIDNIGHT HOUR||1985|
|Small Church Music #2238||Tis Midnight Hour||How far from home?||TIS MIDNIGHT HOUR||Annie Rebekah Smith||126.96.36.199.D|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2571||How Far from Home?||How far from home? I asked, as on||TIS MIDNIGHT HOUR||Annie R. Smith||88.86 D|
|Timeless Truths #1017||How Far from Home?||How far from home? I asked, as on||'TIS MIDNIGHT HOUR||Annie R. Smith||188.8.131.52 D||Isaiah 30:19||Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/How_Far_from_Home); Review and Herald Publishing Association, <i>The Gospel in Song</i>, 1926 (198)|