1 Is it far to the land of rest?
Where the weary feet shall never, never roam,
To the mansions of the pure and the blest;
Where we all shall meet at home?
Is it far? is it far?
Will you tell me, brother pilgrim, is it far?
To that mansion of the blest, where the weary are at rest?
O say, brother pilgrim, is it far?
2 Is it far to that peaceful shore?
Where the aching heart shall sorrow not again,
Where the friends who meet shall part nevermore
But with Christ forever reign.
3 Is it far to the plains of light?
To that city with its jasper walls aglow,
Where the glory of the Lord is the light;
To that house, say, will you go?
4 It is nearer to-day than before;
And our path is growing brighter day by day,
We shall soon reach that heavenly shore;
Let us sing, and watch, and pray.
Source: The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #103
|Instances (1 - 8 of 8)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Harp of Zion #d40||Is it far to the land of rest||Is it far to the land of rest||Knowles Shaw||1893|
|New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #690||Is it far||Is it far to the land of rest||IS IT FAR?||Knowles Shaw||1882||Heaven ||
|New Life: or, Songs and Tunes for Sunday-Schools, Prayer Meetings, and Private Occasions #76||Is it far to the land of rest||Is it far to the land of rest||K. S.||1879|
|Sacred Melodies #d66||Is it far||Is it far to the land of rest||Knowles Shaw||1913|
|Songs of Glory, No.2: a collection of beautiful songs for Sunday Schools and the Family Circle #116||Is it far?||Is it far to the land of rest?||Knowles Shaw||1881|
|The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #111||Is it Far?||Is it far to the land of rest||[Is it far to the land of rest]||Knowles Shaw||1883|
|The Morning Star: a collection of new sacred songs, for the Sunday school, prayer meeting, and the social circle #62||Is it far to the land of rest||Is it far to the land of rest||Knowles Shaw||1877|
|The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #103||Is it Far?||Is it far to the land of rest?||1884|