Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

A Little Farther

Just before His trial, Jesus entered dark Gethsemane

Author: Anonymous
Tune: [Just before His trial, Jesus entered dark Gethsemane]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Just before His trial, Jesus entered dark Gethsemane;
Leaving eight outside, took Peter and two sons of Zebedee.
Oh, the anguish in the garden, as again He left the three;
And He went a little farther, all the way to Calvary!

Refrain:
Let us go a little farther, farther than we’ve gone before;
Are we workers now for Jesus? Let us do a little more.

2 See Him praying, hear him groaning; death sweeps o’er Him like a flood;
“Let this cup pass from me, Father”—sweat runs down as drops of blood!
“Not my will, Lord, I will drink it: let Thy will be done in me.”
And He went a little farther, all the way to Calvary! [Refrain]

3 Then at Pilate’s hall, behold Him, as the mob who mocked him cried,
“Away, away, give us Barabbas; let this Christ be crucified!”
O Barabbas, O Barabbas, Jesus surely died for thee,
When He went a little farther, all the way to Calvary! [Refrain]

4 Now He marches to Golgotha, scourged and thorn-crowned on the road;
Bears the cross upon His shoulder, sinks beneath the heavy load!
Mocked, reviled, by friends forsaken—all for you, and all for me—
And He went a little farther, all the way to Calvary! [Refrain]

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Just before His trial, Jesus entered dark Gethsemane
Title: A Little Farther
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 15.15.15.15.15.15
Language: English

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Timeless Truths #1035TextAudio



Advertisements