1 Not far to the gate of that beautiful city,
Where ties of affection are broken no more;
Not far to the banks of that clear flowing river,
Whose stream we shall drink when life’s burden is o’er.
All gory to Jesus! the mists are dissolving,
Each day we are nearing those regions so fair;
All glory to Jesus! the land-marks grow brighter;
Press onward, press onward, we’ll shortly be there.
2 O harps, that for ages have echoed the story
Of wonderful mercy and infinite love;
O crowns everlasting, laid up for the faithful,
There’s one for us all in those mansions above. [Refrain]
3 How sweet, as we journey, to pause for a moment
And look at the footprints we see in our way;
The footprints of pilgrims who’ve crossed over Jordan
And now are rejoicing forever and aye. [Refrain]
4 O blessed Redeemer, ere long thou wilt call us
To join the great army beyond the dark sea;
They fought the good fight, and their course they have finished,
And now they inherit the kingdom with thee. [Refrain]
Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D.
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