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Not Far from the Kingdom

Not far from the kingdom of heaven, The kingdom of heaven with men

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [Not far from the kingdom of heaven]
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not far from the kingdom of heaven, The kingdom of heaven with men
Title: Not Far from the Kingdom
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: Not far, not far, not far from the kingdom
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #544

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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