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