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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

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

Representative 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

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Timeless Truths #1035

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