How far, how far to the city of gold

How far, how far to the city of gold

Author: Ella E. Miles
Tune: ["How far, how far to the City of Gold?"]
Published in 8 hymnals

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1. "How far, how far to the City of Gold?"
The anxious pilgrim cries,
"How far to journey ere I see
Its towers before me rise?"
Tho' often worn and sad,
Oppressed with grief and care,
Pilgrim, press on a few more steps,
Thy feet are almost there.

Chorus:
Press on, Press on,
Where lies thy home so fair;
Pilgrim, press on a few more steps,
Thy feet are almost, almost there.

2. How far, how far to the City of God?
The saddened hearts would know,
While mourning o'er the friends they love,
In death's embrace laid low;
How long ere saints awake
And pass those portals fair?
Hope whispers in affliction's hour,
Weep not, they're almost there. [Chorus]

3. How far, how far to the City of Gold?
Where sorrow ne'er shall come
The promised land of joy and rest,
The saints' eternal home?
The journey long has been,
But home will soon appear;
Each landmark past proclaims to us
We're almost, almost there. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #103

Author: Ella E. Miles

Miles, Ella Elizabeth. (Athol, Massachusetts, March 24, 1855--December 29, 1914, Holden, Mass.) Advent Christian. Daughter of W.W. Boyden and wife of James A. Miles, she began writing poems and hymns at the age of fifteen. Many of them appeared in early hymn books of her church. --Moses C. Crouse, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How far, how far to the city of gold
Author: Ella E. Miles
Refrain First Line: Press on, press on

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The Cyber Hymnal #11857
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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