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So near to the kingdom of heaven

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1 So near to the kingdom of heaven,
But yet outside the gate!
Some day you plan to enter—
“Some day” may be too late!

So near to the kingdom, why hesitate?
So near to the kingdom, why longer wait?
Oh, enter before ’tis forever too late!
So near to the kingdom, so near!

2 So near to the kingdom of heaven!
Almost persuaded now
To trust the blessed Saviour,
Before His scepter bow. [Refrain]

3 So near to the kingdom of heaven!
Your friends are ent’ring in
To find the great salvation
That cleanseth from all sin. [Refrain]

4 So near to the kingdom of heaven,
Yet halting at the door!
Oh, shall your soul, thro’ doubting,
Be lost forevermore? [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #6

Author: Civilla D. Martin

Martin, Civilla Durfee (Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, August 21, 1866--March 9, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia). Daughter of James N. and Irene (Harding) Holden. She married Rev. John F. Geddes, Congregational minister of Coventryvilee, N.Y. at Jordan Falls Methodist Church, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia, on May 19, 1891. There is thus far no information about their marriage and its end. After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. However, because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They had one son, A.G. Martin. In her writing, she used only her initia… Go to person page >

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First Line: So near to the kingdom of heaven
Author: Civilla D. Martin



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Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #6TextPage Scan
Alexander's Hymns No. 2: Songs of Evangelism (Canadian Ed.) #91
Life Songs: a collection of sacred songs for Sunday schools, young people's meetings and evangelistic services #28Page Scan
Spiritual hymns of worship #d390
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